Theater is busting through roadblocks and upending clichés.
People under 40, especially those looking for edgy entertainment, are much more open to seeing people with disabilities as part of any story.
The backstory of Drunk History's episode on disability rights told by our man in Hollywood, Allen Rucker.
Even with the real Jeff Bauman giving him cripple tips, Gyllenhaal doesn’t ‘know’ what it means to be a double amp.
Just as the morning sun hit the window, I awoke to a true nightmare: thousands of black ants crawling all over my body.
All this new mainstream media interest in disability is a heartening sign that we are becoming more visible.
"If you are a male in a wheelchair, how can you project a manly image in such an overly masculine world?”
All over the world, the nondisabled public tends to see a person in a wheelchair as one of life’s losers, the unfortunate butt of a cosmic joke. It’s that weak smile of acknowledgement you get in the elevator which means, “There but for the grace of God go I.” That person exits the elevator feeling like a winner just by encountering you!
The Ruderman Foundation is taking the lead in advocating for people with disabilities on the national stage.