media, Reviews

Disability in Media – A Primer

As an undergraduate student, I studied film. I really love it. I love storytelling, I love popular media, and I love the power that movies, TV shows and books have to change lives. Over the years, I've noticed that the representation of people with disabilities on film has been lacking in a few important ways.… Continue reading Disability in Media – A Primer

Mental Health, Personal, Social, Uncategorized

Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Growing up, my favorite show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For those of you that have never seen the show, let me tell you. She is Bad. Ass. I liked her because she was funny and really good at beating people up (and maybe I was a bit jealous about that). As I got older… Continue reading Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Caregivers, Social

“So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”

When I moved away from home to go to college, I had to make a rapid adjustment from being at home with my parents to living independently with the help of hired caregivers. At times, I did not handle it well. I remember wishing that I had some kind of instruction manual to help me… Continue reading “So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”

Reviews

5 Disability-Positive Halloween Movies (2017 Edition)

Ah, Halloween. My favorite holiday. I’ve always really liked horror movies and in the last few years, I’ve noticed that some of them have pretty problematic messages for people with disabilities. So here are a list of horror movies you can watch this Halloween that have disability-positive messages that won’t make you roll your eyes!… Continue reading 5 Disability-Positive Halloween Movies (2017 Edition)

Abuse, Health, Personal

On Abuse and Not Deserving It

Imagine waking up to find yourself strapped down in bed, completely unable to move. You'll probably be unstrapped soon, but until then, do you go back to sleep? Can you go back to sleep? Should you even try? No, I'm not talking about Gerald’s Game (although the movie that just came out on Netflix is… Continue reading On Abuse and Not Deserving It