At the beginning of July I discovered that July was disability pride month, but had never heard of this before. I got rather excited as I'd wanted something like this for many years now. I wanted a whole month dedicated to celebrating, advocating and talking about disability in the same way other marginalised group have.… Continue reading Disability Pride Month!
The BBC have made promises of more inclusion of disabled people and want to make their shows more diverse, with the disabled community in mind. Planning to make their shows with disability more authentic and distinctive, in the hopes of moving away from ableism and heading in the right direction.
Disclaimer: Once again this post might be a little controversial and I know that not everyone will agree with what has been written here. And this one might be a bit more of a sensitive topic, and everyone will feel differently. I'm not expecting everyone to see things the way I do, but once again… Continue reading Should disabled actors stick to playing characters with their disabilities? Or should they be given the opportunity to play characters with other disabilities that differ to their own?
Imagine what it's like to be spoken about, instead of having people speak directly to you. How would it make you feel? Sometimes, just sometimes social gatherings can become a little awkward for those with a disability. This needs to change, and real fast.
Hello and welcome to the site 'Under My Umbrella.' So it seems this is my first blog post. As I have mentioned in the 'About' section of the site that this will be where different topics relating to disabilities will be discussed. Subjects will vary, and many will hopefully cover a variety of different areas… Continue reading Introduction!