Dec 21, 2020

Diversity matters! We’re finally seeing more books being written by and about disabled people. This list includes ten books, published this year, by authors with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or mental illnesses. I love seeing reviews by regular readers, so I’ve included a review from Goodreads for each book and links if you want to support…

Nov 10, 2020

My husband enjoys watching me yell at the TV while I watch The 100. It is my “love to hate” show. It’s not quality television, but I can’t look away. I love the characters and I hate the stupid decisions they make! One thing I particularly appreciate is the show’s treatment of disability through the…

Feb 13, 2020

I am an advocate for including characters with illnesses and disabilities in your fiction, including heroes, side characters, and villains. But be careful when your villain has a disability, as there are some tired, harmful tropes associated with these characters and it’s best to avoid them. Here are some tips on what to consider. Avoid…

Jan 16, 2020

When I saw the trailer for “Morbius,” Sony’s upcoming film about a doctor turned pseudo-vampire, I wasn’t expecting another blow to people with disabilities and illnesses. If I had been familiar with the Marvel comics character, Michael Morbius, I would have known better. The trailer suggests the movie is sticking pretty close to the original…

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