“It wasn’t until mid-10th grade [after the ADHD diagnosis] that I actually realized that I am smart and capable of doing things that everyone else can.”
Despite the significant number of disabled characters in the film, it never addresses disability directly, but also does not avoid it completely; instead, it incorporates and normalizes it.
“People need to look at us as equal before it’s really going to change.”
Autistic bloggers sharing their experiences have helped autistics find community and acceptance.
“We want the film industry to understand that accurate, authentic and diverse portrayals of disability benefit everyone.”
The medical field has a history of discriminatory biases that view disabilities as a health issue that needs to be resolved.
Previously, autistic students had to worry about all of the things leading up to just getting to class.
For disabled Black women, systemic racism, misogynoir, and ableism all appear to contribute to their negative interactions with law enforcement.
This inaugural fellowship has been created to train women with disabilities as professional journalists so that they may write, research and report on the most crucial issues impacting the disabilities community.