Monday, January 16, 2017

Sharing some great spotlights on ableism

Hi friends,

Today, I offer a few pieces I've come across lately that address the intersection of ableism and identity.

First, this is a humorous and all-too-real video on ableism by comedian Dylan Maron. I've been sharing this with friends who are less on board the social justice train to introduce the consequences of ableism.

Second, this is a vulnerable, powerful, and amusing share about what goes into dating blind.

Third, a fellow The Mighty contributor wrote this wonderful piece sharing her reaction to Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes last week. If you haven't seen Streep's passionate acceptance speech, in which she shares her thoughts about Trump's mockery of a reporter with a disability, I encourage you to watch that here.

And finally, here's an article about the portrayal of inspiration porn on the show, Speechless.

Thank you fellow writers, comedians, artists, and more who have chosen to highlight ableism.

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