Cultural Writing. NO RESTRAINTS is the first compilation in the United States to document the contemporary struggle for Disability Rights from a grass roots, cultural perspective. NO RESTRAINTS defines culture broadly, including politics, theory, history, photodocumentation, poetry, spirituality, visual arts, cartoons, and science fiction, all created by people with disabilities. The result is a powerful primary source for the exploration of "difference:" a record of provocation and of the quest for independence and integration. "Because of the strength of its Disability Rights community, and its long history of arts and arts activism, Philadelphia offers an ideal climate for such a project," according to Gil Ott, the book's editor. "NO RESTRAINT not only documents the community of people with disabilities as they assert their distinct cultural identity, but it also provides a platform on which others, disabled and non-disabled alike, can stand and build."