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Deaf artist fights stigma through photography

Thursday, August 25, 2016Accepting her disability has been a life-long struggle for Australian photographer Kate Disher-Quill. Born with mild to moderate hearing loss, Disher-Quill rejected her disability in her formative years, often refusing to discuss or acknowledge it. Now, she has created a…

(Video) Poet shares complex personal experience with eating disorders

Tuesday, August 23, 2016In Western societies, it’s hard for girls and women to avoid weight-related insecurity. Media, magazines, popular culture all idolize body images that are often unhealthy, and tell girls that their worth is linked to their appearance. It’s no wonder then,…

(Video) Hank Green: “Your illness is not your fault” despite what society may say

Friday, August 19, 2016YouTuber Hank Green opened up to his followers recently to explain how illness, especially chronic illness, is not the fault of the individual who has it. Green is famously known on YouTube for the channel he shares with his brother,…

(Video) Girl and puppy, both deaf, share message of love

Wednesday, August 17, 2016People looking to adopt a pet may hesitate at taking in a pet with a disability. That was the case for Walter, a deaf puppy, before he met his current owners. Now Walter lives with ten-year old Julia and her…

Study reveals that Hollywood continues to ignore actors with disabilities

Friday, August 5, 2016The Ruderman Family Foundation, whose mission includes to, “advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society,” recently released a report analyzing the status of representation for people with disabilities in mainstream television. The report…

(Video) Mom and daughter take on stigma against Down syndrome

Thursday, July 14, 2016Despite significant progress in civil rights for people with disabilities, society can still perpetuate harmful stigmas and stereotypes against people with Down syndrome. This past April, a mother and daughter took on those stigmas in a heartfelt video. Lily is…

Evaluating new film ‘Me Before You’

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Me Before You portrays life with disability as hopeless
Hollywood’s latest attempt to portray people with disabilities in film debuted to a flood of criticism from disability rights advocates. Me Before You, released on June 3, tells the story…

Film-maker creates window into his life with OCD

Tuesday, June 21, 2016Torre Catalano is a writer, director, producer, and the creator of the feature film, Milwaukee, so it seems natural that he turned to the camera as the medium for expressing his experiences with OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. In…

(Video) New movie ‘Me Before You’ battered by disability rights advocates

Saturday, June 11, 2016Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for both the novel Me Before You, and the movie based on it. Members of the community of people with disabilities and disability rights advocates are arguing that recently released movie Me Before You

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