Disability

How Disabled People React to Seeing Their Conditions Represented on TV

Stories help us understand our history, ourselves and each other. They not only preserve culture, but shape our conception of the world. They exercise our imaginations and encourage us to see life through different perspectives than our own. That’s why diversity in fiction and media is so important! Diversity encourages us to accept others who …

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The Disappointing Ableism in Ori and the Will of the Wisps

***Spoiler warnings for Ori and the Will of the Wisps*** I have played Ori and the Blind Forest at least three times, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps twice. I love these games—they are fun, challenging, beautiful, and full of encouraging themes like self-sacrifice. However, I can also critique the things that I …

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Living a Socially Unacceptable Life (The Crap-tastic Guide to IBS: Pt. 3)

Irritable bowel syndrome is a socially unacceptable illness, because it involves bowels, bathrooms, and pooping—topics most acquaintances don’t want to hear about. When you tell people that you have a chronic illness or a disability (depending on what terms you’re comfortable with using—that is up to you!), you might hear the response, “Do you mind …

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