The experiences we have as humans are what connect us to the world. Our interactions with people, places, and things shape our perception of the world and influence how we make sense of those experiences. My experience, for example, is much different than those around me. I use a wheelchair to get to most places… Continue readingchanging bed sheets, Disability, disabilityblogger, disabled, disabled life hacks, empathetic, empathy, experience, handicapped, laundry service for the disabled, life, media, openness, perspective, physical disability, rent a handicap van, tasks for disabled, trash bin, understanding experiences, understanding your experience, wheel chair users, wheelchair, wheelchair user
The debate about whether disabled actors should be playing disabled characters, I think, is more complex than just yes or no. I am more flexible about this concept than others because it depends on the story and the situation. In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness and advocacy for disability representation in media… Continue readingableism, access features, access-tv-devices, accessibility features, accessibility features on t.v., advocacy, Disability, disabilityblogger, disabled characters on tv, diversity, dvd players, entertainment, equipment for the visually impaired, feminism, fridaynightlights, inclusivity, life, media, neurodiversity, performances, positive representation on screen, representation, representation of disability in tv, scottporter, screenwriting, script, t v programs for blind people, t.v., talent, television show, television shows for the blind, tv sets, TV shows, TV writer, TV writing, viewers with disabilities, wheelchair ramps for t.v.
David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville in A Million Little Things As a disabled person, it’s always encouraging to see disability being represented in television and film. We’ve come a long way since the days of only seeing wheelchair-bound characters depicted in a single, uniform way; now, more disabled people than ever before are being given… Continue reading
Till I was 15, I was the only disabled person in my family. That changed on May 21, 2008, when my mom and I were driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and a car hit us head-on. My mother sustained life-changing injuries and is now also disabled, using a power wheelchair to get around. Unfortunately,… Continue reading
Growing up, I didn’t understand the obstacles I would face. As a kid, I wondered why my legs didn’t work like others and why I had to use a walker for mobility. I did not understand disability and wanted to run like the other children. As I got older and into adulthood, I realized I… Continue reading
Hi, my name is Sabrina; I grew up in Mill Valley, California, and I love to visit when possible. I now live in Los Angeles, California.
Growing up using a wheelchair I knew my life would be very different. But I didn’t see people that looked like me until I started playing wheelchair basketball as a teenager. Then, in college, the visibility of disabilities grew (in my opinion and experience).
After graduation, I worked for the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust, which helps people with disabilities supplement their government benefits with affordable, professional special needs trust services.
After leaving that job, I eventually got my paralegal certificate and currently work in Family Law.
Throughout my life, I realized the importance of representation and of people who look like you and have a similar experience. My experience as a wheelchair user may be different than others, but it may prove helpful for someone else.