Timely review of Gattaca

Gattaca is set in the vague near future. You have this guy who was conceived naturally, named Vincent, who is sort of chronically ill because he is a 99% chance to develop heart disease with a life expectancy of 30 and because of that he's discriminated against and can't get employment. Vincent uses the black … Continue reading Timely review of Gattaca

Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

The award-winning documentary Unrest by Jennifer Brea was released on Netflix this week, introducing chronic illness to the larger public. Brea is described as a modern-day Odysseus as the movie documents very real and metaphorical journey to discover who and what she is as a disabled woman in her 20s with an invisible disability. The … Continue reading Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

Every single romance novel with a disabled protagonist

1. Able-bodied man gets disabled doing sports or during military service, he is paralyzed from the waist down. Able-bodied woman loves him because he’s nice unlike like other guys. He is bitter,  she is inspires him. Able-bodied woman knows more about the disabled man’s disability than he does. 2.  An able-bodied woman working in healthcare, … Continue reading Every single romance novel with a disabled protagonist

I love my disability

My public persona IRL is incredibly friendly and funny and "eccentric" and I know I obviously developed these characteristics to a cartoonish level because of my disability. You have to survive off of the benevolence of others. But one of the things I do that people refer to as "eccentric" or me just being me, … Continue reading I love my disability

Mutant Millennials

Everyone wants us to die, it's unanimous. They have the capability and the inclination. So why aren't we dead yet? We don't have the power that they do. We don't have autonomy. Our humanity is still disputed. We aren't alive because we fought hard enough, we're alive because they need us.

Deadpool is disabled

Although not a mutant Deadpool is part of the X-Men franchise and what is X-Men? Disabled metaphors! But Deadpool is one of the (more than you would think) comic book icons who have real-world disabilities to take subtext to text. What I’m presenting to you now is an introduction to Deadpool in the specific context … Continue reading Deadpool is disabled