Fiction C2 Post-Campaign Essek’s Mobility Aid

I appreciate that Matt didn’t want to make Essek disabled and fall into the disabled villain trope, but as a disabled person I love the idea that Essek’s floating is a disability aid and that ableism played a role in isolating him and pushing him into over-achieving at all costs. Story After Essek goes on … Continue reading Fiction C2 Post-Campaign Essek’s Mobility Aid

Review: The Way He Looks (2014)

"The Way He Looks" (2014) (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) is a Brazilian coming-of-age film about a blind gay teenager (Leo) navigating school, bullies, his overprotective mom, arguing with his inseparable best friend, finding love, & a new sense of independence. Great film. It did disability rep well. A central conflict is his mom, while … Continue reading Review: The Way He Looks (2014)

Essay: Shield of Tomorrow Confronts Ableism Perfectly

Ep06: I Remember - Part 3 Shield of Tomorrow fans, if you found how Admiral Nash treated Rue to be offensive, please consider learning more about ableism. Those of us who are disabled, visibly or invisibly, get treated like this constantly. In obvious ways like this, and less obvious ways. What we are allowed to … Continue reading Essay: Shield of Tomorrow Confronts Ableism Perfectly