I ask that the other celebrity guests do the same. I also ask that people who are considering donating to Color the Spectrum instead look up the #FinanceTheSpectrum and give directly to one or more of the autistic people who are struggling right now. Through direct giving, you can make a difference in someone’s life today instead of giving it to people who refuse to listen to the people they claim to support.
Category: Media Representation of Disability
Influencer/YouTuber Mika Stauffer and her Husband Dissolve Adoption of their Disabled Son: A Disabled Adoptee’s Perspective
Content warnings for discussion of adoption, racism and child abuse Image description: A white couple Myka and James Stauffer sit on a white bed while both wearing white shirts. Myka has dyed blonde hair and is wearing glasses, James has a beard and is bald Mika Stauffer is a YouTuber and Instagram influencer. She has … Continue reading Influencer/YouTuber Mika Stauffer and her Husband Dissolve Adoption of their Disabled Son: A Disabled Adoptee’s Perspective
Autism Awareness Month in the Time of Covid-19: Support Actually Autistic People…Seriously
Autistic people exist, you are now aware, can we move on to acceptance and meaningful inclusion and support now?
Crip Camp: It is Necessary and Important
Image Description: Poster for the Netflix Documentary Crip Camp. The Title is in white in the upper left corner. In the background are white buildings in the foreground a shirtless black man leans a guitar over his right shoulder while pushing a white young man wearing trousers and a white shirt in his wheelchair Near … Continue reading Crip Camp: It is Necessary and Important
Disabled Children Deserve Privacy
I have always been deeply grateful that I grew up before social media was a thing. I am glad that there are no videos of me for "educational" purposes. I am particularly happy that there are no videos of my trauma going around and had I been born two decades after I actually was there … Continue reading Disabled Children Deserve Privacy
The Peanut Butter Falcon and Doing Disability Differently in Film
Image Description. Poster for the Peanut Butter Falcon. The three stars Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), Zak (Zack Gottsagen), and Eleanor (Dakota Johnson) are on a wooden raft while Zak poses with a gun on a river with the movie's title at the bottom. The Peanut Butter Falcon is a beautiful artistically shot film that manages to … Continue reading The Peanut Butter Falcon and Doing Disability Differently in Film
Rereading my Childhood for my Dissertation: Mine for Keeps
Image description: Book cover for Mine For Keeps by Jean Little. A girl sits among foliage wearing a white hat and a pink coat. She is cradling a little white dog and and underarm crutch can be partially seen next to her. (Source) This post contains spoilers. As part of my requirements for my PhD … Continue reading Rereading my Childhood for my Dissertation: Mine for Keeps
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