I’m pleased to see more disability representation in media. We still have a ways to go before it’s commonplace to see. Kevin’s recent article features a Netflix series staring an actor with a disability. “Special” is a comedy following a guy who has Cerebral Palsy. I’ve seen it and agree with Kevin, it’s worth watching. As Kevin points out it’s a multifaceted show that touches on many areas of disability.
One aspect of the show that resonates with me is acceptance. Especially self-acceptance. We’ve touched on this before. Having such a visible disability I feel I’ve come to accept it more readily than let’s say someone who can hide it, or pass it off as something else like this character does. Why do we do that? More importantly how do we change that? Or is it just the natural stages of living with disability?
If you’ve read the article or watched the show I’d love to get your takeaways.
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