The new show is a refreshing antidote to Hollywood's fraught relationship with disabled actors. Most of the time, Hollywood seems confused about how to treat actors with disabilities. Movies and TV shows rely heavily on stories that focus on disabilities themselves rather than the people behind them. The most prominent disabled character on television, Glee 's Artie, is played by the able-bodied actor Kevin McHale. And the show's played out a number of miracle-cure storylines for disabled people, from giving Artie mechanical legs that let him walk but that he never uses again, to first giving cheerleader Quinn a surprising recovery from a spinal cord injury and then having her manipulate other characters based on their sympathy for her. Disability is something to be overcome, rather than a vehicle to new perceptions and storytelling opportunities.
Bring On the Sassy Women in Wheelchairs!
Bring On the Sassy Women in Wheelchairs - inpesarourbino.com Blog
Illustration by Grace Wilson. Online dating can really suck. Don't run away. This isn't another diatribe about the moral pitfalls of Tinder or whatever dating app you're into and the hookup culture it's supposedly spawned. But it's true, right? We put up profiles, trying so hard to appear smart but approachable, passionate but looking-for-something-fun-and-light, goofy but also sexy. For all your lip-biting and teeth-grinding as you try to create a snappy account, despite that bottle of red wine that you chugged before finally writing those two paragraphs, all you may earn is a grainy picture of some guy's hairy junk.
Every year young women in wheelchairs become the next line of fierce disabled ladies, and the latest girls to blossom into strong, proud women are making some awesome videos full of spunk and strong opinions; spectacular videos the world needs to see. From calling out people on things that annoy them to showing some surprising sexuality despite the presence of a wheelchair, here are three fresh videos from female wheelchair-users who show us we have a bright future to look forward to full of strong disabled movers and shakers. Our first video comes from the very sassy Stephanie Woodward, who has a few choice things to say to the men out there trying to hit on women who use wheelchairs. I am pretty.
Kitty, one of the women featured in Raw Beauty NYC's photo series chronicling the extraordinary lives and abilities of women with disabilities says that often people are uncomfortable seeing those who are disabled as sensual or sexual. Raw Beauty's photos, however, make it much easier. This project is really exciting. Not only is it giving the models an opportunity to pose for beautiful photos with their wheelchair or other adaptive apparatuses, but it's also giving those who view the photo a sense that beauty, empowerment and ability to be great have nothing to do with one's physical body. The photos aren't just "nice," they're provocative, sexy and often action-packed, helping expand our idea of beauty to encompass a wider variety of gorgeous.