Writing & Disability

Dieser Beitrag wurde ursprünglich in Storify angelegt und mit der Abschaltung von Storify im Mai 2018 ins Blog übertragen.

Tweets and other Tidbits about writing and disability. Hopefully helpful for writers who want to write GOOD pieces with disabled characters. Hopefully a wake-up-call for writers who indulge in harmful stereotypes.

If you find tweets or other social media tidbits about writing and disability please drop me a note ( @Felicea / http://twitter.com/Felicea ) so I can add them to this storify.

LeahRaeder Leah Raeder @LeahRaeder Having a disabled character "overcome" or otherwise no longer have to deal with their disability in a story is dangerous.

Having a disabled character „overcome“ or otherwise no longer have to deal with their disability in a story is dangerous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LeahRaeder Leah Raeder @LeahRaeder It sends the message that you can't be happy and fulfilled and [insert good stuff here] if you're disabled.

It sends the message that you can’t be happy and fulfilled and [insert good stuff here] if you’re disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

LeahRaeder Leah Raeder @LeahRaeder Here's your takeaway: write about disabled characters LIVING WITH THEIR FUCKING DISABILITIES. Normalize it. Show how it is day-to-day.

Here’s your takeaway: write about disabled characters LIVING WITH THEIR FUCKING DISABILITIES. Normalize it. Show how it is day-to-day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPINION: The disability community's Bechdel Test. Since the emergence of the (newly renamed) Bechdel-Wallace Test, which is used to judge women's representation in Hollywood films, other groups that feel marginalized in the media - sadly, everyone except white men - have searched for a similar short-hand as a means to communicate what they would like to see change.

OPINION: The disability community’s Bechdel Test

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