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.
It's coming to that time of year again, where the film industry get ready for awards and party season. Where films and actors, actresses and other cast members are nominated for BAFTAs, OSCARs and such where, those involved in the making of certain films will win awards for their efforts, hard work, and gaining positive… Continue reading Awards season and films with disabilities! Will we finally see disabled actors win any awards?
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?
In this article we look at weather playing disabled characters should be restricted only to disabled actors, and why I think it's more complicated than that.
We all love a good story, or at least most people do. We are introduced to them from an early age, as they are read to us, till we can read the words ourselves, or we can see them on our TV screens. Whatever way we come across stories, they can play a big role… Continue reading Everyone’s story matters – Disabled characters in stories, and representation