Over the last few years, perhaps in the last two or so years now, I've discovered new things about myself. Been given newish diagnosis, found names to old ones. We as people like giving labels to different things, putting things into neat little boxes. It helps give a description, give an explanation, or understand things. … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Nystagmus And me!!
Too often I find that disability is the one thing that gets ignored, and an underlying ignorance to the discrimination that occurs towards the disabled. Awhile back I wrote about some people around me had no idea that discrimination towards people with a disability existed, telling me I had no rights to feel a certain… Continue reading Diversity and Disability!!
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.