disability in mainstream television

Today, while writing this I am watching television. And although there are representations of people with disabilities in mainstream television in reality TV I’m frustrated that none of these representations include in wheelchairs. I should note that yes Artie from Glee is the exception to the rule, but my argument with that Artie is played by an able-bodied actor. I don’t understand, why this is something of a challenge for the mainstream media, the years I’ve learned to realize that it is and frankly quite excited that disabled characters are included in shows and more excited still when those characters are played by disabled actors and actresses themselves.

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A tip for dealing with Spasticity

Spasticity is commonplace for me due to my cerebral palsy it means tight muscles and muscle spasms which at times means a rough night of sleep.

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learning of cerebral palsy later in life

I have always known of my cerebral palsy and I feel blessed by this, I know of people who for one reason or another find out about their CP later in life. This still shocks me, here’s why. I am of the opinion that despite how mild one’s cerebral palsy is, how ‘invisible’ it may be – it shapes one’s life experience. Continue reading

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Do you find it hard to buy clothes because of your cerebral palsy?

Do you find it hard to buy clothes because of your cerebral palsy?

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Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy Definition and What It Means for Me

Today I wanted to clarify what quadriplegic cerebral palsy is, and what it means for me as someone who has it. My understanding of quadriplegic cerebral palsy is that all four limbs are affected by cerebral palsy and in my case, because I have spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy all my muscles are spastic. In my individual case, my legs are more visibly affected than my arms, but officially my diagnosis is quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy.

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2015 reader survey

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I think I Can’t,I think I Can’t,but maybe I can?

I think perhaps the hardest part of having a disability is the attitudinal barriers placed on folks with disabilities by society, but have you ever given thought to the attitudinal barriers that you place on yourself?

Words like can’t in the context of disability, have a negative effect, I mean seriously, how do you know that you can’t do anything unless you’ve tried unsuccessfully first? Continue reading

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When you dream do you dream that you’re disabled?

Someone recently asked me this question and I am not sure if the answer is the same for everyone so I thought I would answer the question.

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