Should Disabled Actors Always Play Disabled Characters?, Well, it Depends.
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.
Hollywood and the Media: where disability is concerned, it’s been a long time coming
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
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.