Dr. Amy Kenny

Amy, a white woman with shoulder-length, straight, blonde hair, sits in a mobility scooter wearing a burgundy blouse and grey jeans, in front of a wall with blue geometric shapes.

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  • Dr. Amy Kenny
  • scholar, lecturer and writer

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Amy Kenny is a disabled scholar and a Shakespeare lecturer who hates Hamlet. Recently, she was appointed the inaugural associate director of the Disability Cultural Initiative at Georgetown University, a role that seeks to celebrate the diverse disability community and cultivate a culture of access intimacy across campus. 

Her book, MyBody Is Not a Prayer Request, mixes humor, personal narrative, and theology to invite faith communities to rethink their unintentional ableism and learn from the embodied wisdom of disabled people. Kenny explains that it is time for the church to start treating disabled people as full members of the body of Christ who have much more to offer than a miraculous cure narrative.

Kenny’s work on disability has been featured in Teen Vogue, Sojourners, Shondaland, The Mighty, andHuff Post. She also serves as a scribe for Freedom Road Institute for Leadership and Justice, coordinates support for people experiencing homelessness in her neighborhood, and is a co-founder of Jubilee Homes OC, a permanent supportive housing initiative in her local community.   

Presentations at Calvin University

My Body Is Not A Prayer Request
Part of the: January Series

Friday, January 13, 2023 12:30:00 PM
Underwritten by: Friend of the January Series
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Publication(s) for this event

My Body Is Not a Prayer Request

My Body Is Not a Prayer Request
by Dr. Amy Kenny
Brazos Press (May 17, 2022)
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