How Filmmakers Get Disability Wrong

How Filmmakers Get Disability Wrong

My Rockin Disabled Life

Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I live with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, migraines, and so many other chronic conditions. My mission is to help you become the best version of yourself while living with a disability because you are not alone even though it feels lonely sometimes.

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  1. Jenna Breunig – I code, write, and love my family.

    Jenna Breunig

    I think so many filmmakers see disability as a dreadful burden instead of a fact of life. My young adult sister has Down syndrome. We don’t cry over it every day. We have fun, chat, (sometimes) get mad at each other, and live ordinary lives. I love her just the way she is, because how could anyone not?

    I wish more movies showed the reality of that!

  2. Gemma - Wheelescapades – Whenever friends and I are out we always end up discussing, critiquing, analysing where we are and what we are doing. From talking about the food we are eating, the soap in the toilets, the awful bus journey to our destination, anything and everything we encounter. Because of my disability (SMA type2) many of the situations we get into, issues we discuss and laughs we have can be due to wheelchair access. Often me getting stuck in mud or shingle, or me making my way through the most cram packed shop you can imagine, wondering how I am ever going to find the way out again! I aim to write a blog that describes these dramas, tells stories of our laughs, adventures and frustrations, while giving detailed information on accessibility and wheelchair access. Also I like tea. ALOT. The quality of the tea often determines my return just as much as the accessibility.

    Gemma - Wheelescapades

    Great post. It’s important for disability to be portrayed more accurately for the world to view us as equals and not feel awkward or different.

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