How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better

  I am always looking for new movies about disabled people but to be totally honest every time I watch one about a disabled person I am very disappointed. Filmmakers do not hire actual disabled people to play disabled characters but instead, they hire abled people to play them so that makes these movies very … Continue reading How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better

How to respond when someone says “you’re not normal”

  With all jokes aside when was the last time, someone told you your not normal? For many abled people, they would say never but that may not be the case for people who are disabled. When I was in school I was being constantly reminded that my disability was not normal and I shouldn't … Continue reading How to respond when someone says “you’re not normal”

Things you should never say to a handicapped person(part 2)

  Sometimes an abled person may say things to a disabled person because they think they are funny but a disabled person may not see it that way and may be very offended. In a previous post, I talked about things you should never say to a handicapped person but since there are so many … Continue reading Things you should never say to a handicapped person(part 2)

Things to think about before you say “you’re so retarded”

Has a friend or family member ever offended you by the language they use? Sometimes, people, we are close to may offend us with the language they use without even realizing how wrong it is. Calling someone retarded is very offensive to the developmentally and intellectually disabled and should not be in your vocabulary. Before … Continue reading Things to think about before you say “you’re so retarded”

Why I have been discouraged from shopping at JCPenney’s

  When was the last time you went into a dressing room at your local department store? If you are abled that is probably not a big deal but if you are disabled not having an accessible dressing room can be a huge problem. Last week my sister Kim took me to the mall and … Continue reading Why I have been discouraged from shopping at JCPenney’s