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Love and Disability in the Movies: Disabled Love Movies for You to Watch!

This post is about love and disability in the movies – that is, love stories with disability intersections. Love and Disability in the Movies Hollywood loves disability (just not disabled actors). It also loves love. There are a lot of movies that have intersections of both love and disability; it’s just super rare to have…

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Movie Review | Movies | Reviews

A Movie Like Run: Riveting, Representing and Rupturing

This is a review of the movie, Run, starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allan, which is currently playing on Hulu. Spoilers are in this review! Run: A Movie with Some Pop Run is the first move in a long time to star an actual wheelchair user in a lead role, and that’s pretty exciting for…

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“37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over

This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review. My friend Mellanie sent me a message the other day, asking if I’d ever seen 37 Seconds. I scuttled over and watched it, pronto. Here’s the preview: 37 Seconds Movies that truly to seem…

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“The Healing Powers of Dude” Made Me Feel Like a Grumpy Bitch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about a new show on Netflix called, “The Healing Powers of Dude.” There are some spoilers in it![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Healing Powers of Dude has “good stuff” written all over it. A show geared for tweens, about a (white) kid with social anxiety, and his best friends in middle school are an…

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Activism | Movie Review | Movies

Activism Against Ableism: A Short Film on Everything You Need to Know

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is a short video explaining what ableism is, the basic pieces behind disability rights, and what having a disability is, what a disability is.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is Ableism? Ableism is  prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism is real, and exists even among people with disabilities, as we can internalize the ableism that…

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Deaf Resources | Movies | Resources

How to Get a Free Movie Disability Companion Pass

This is about how to get a free disability companion pass at a movie theatre. I love going to the movies, and I love taking my kids to the movies. I love everything about it: the experience of being excited to see something, the anticipation while waiting in line. I love the comforting feel of…

Deaf | Movies

Dear Hearing World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round”]This is a a video of a poem and performance about being Deaf in a hearing world.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dear Hearing World Dear Hearing World is a short film directed by Adam Docker, based on Raymond Antrobus’ poem by the same name. The film blends Raymond’s spoken words with music and deaf actress Vilma Jackson’s…

how to talk to kids bout disability in media
Disability | Movies

How to Talk About Disability in Movies with Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round”]This is about how to talk about disability in movies with kids. That is, how to talk with your kids about disability-related content that you see in movies and TV shows. It includes a free PDF “cheat sheet” and is also available through my podcast (both are linked at the end of the…

gilmore girls and the lens of time
Movies | Opinion

The Gilmore Girls and The Lens of Time

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My friend Maegan got me hooked on the Gilmore Girls. It’s honestly pretty incredible that I somehow went through the 00’s and never watched it. Like, NEVER. Never, ever, ever. There are two reasons why I never watched it: The spacing between Lauren Graham’s nose and mouth bothered me I didn’t like the font used…

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“Love at Second Sight” Short Movie About Facial Difference and Love

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about “Love at Second Sight”, a short movie about facially different David Roche and his wife, Marlena Blavin[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]David Roche was a featured Cool Cat on this blog in 2013 (read the interview linked here!) I have been a fan of his forever, for so many reasons. One, I think it…

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Deaf | Movies

Samsung Commercial for DeafBlind in India: “Caring for the Impossible”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is about Samsung commercial for DeafBlind in India. The commercial is called, “Caring for the Impossible.”[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Samsung produced an ad a while ago called, “Hearing Hands.” It was about a deaf guy in Turkey, whose community all of the sudden learned sign language to communicate with him. While I was interested in the…

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Disability | Movies

9 Powerful Disability TED Talks to Unlock & Blow Your Mind

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is a collection of some 9 powerful disability TED talks that will make you go, “ah-ha!” They also happen to be my favorite disability TED talks. I’m a list junkie, so it’s sort of a list for you and sort of for me, to have all the stuff I love in…

Able: a series about disability in the entertainment industry available on Amazon Prime
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Able: A New Series About Disability in the Entertainment Industry on Amazon

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about Able, the new series regarding disability in the media on Amazon.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ABLE is a series of interviews between Kallen and Alie, the producers of the show, and actors with disabilities. It is not a show itself, it’s not a sitcom, it’s not like Special or Speechless. It’s a series of short…

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Peanut Butter Falcon Isn’t For Everyone. Here’s Why

This is a movie review of Peanut Butter Falcon. There are spoilers in it. Sort of. Not really. But sort of. Peanut Butter Falcon Peanut Butter Falcon is fundamentally a story of adventure and friendship, of healing and connection. A lot of people and places are talking about this movie, so I thought I’d just…

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Mental Health | Movies

BirdBox: A Movie with Blind Advantage, from a Deaf Perspective

This post is about the Netflix movie, BirdBox. Don’t read this post if you hate spoilers, because it’s full of them! My good friend came over the other day and we watched BirdBox together (pausing all the way through to make sure our kids weren’t watching, that they were playing nicely, for our own popcorn…

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Down syndrome | Movies

The Interviewer: This Disability-Related Short Film Will Blow Your Mind!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I don’t really want to talk about this before you watch it. So please watch it![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRv4bSdLdU” title=”The Interviewer”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Now that you’ve watched it, I’d love to hear what you thought about it![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Buy A Copy of It For Yourself or Your Company”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”turquoise” align=”align_left” style=”shadow” border_width=”6″ el_width=”40″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Loving Vincent Review
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Loving Vincent: A Review of a 65,000 Painting Movie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is about the movie, Loving Vincent, which I watched  through DVD Netflix. I am writing this as Netflix is celebrating 20 years of being in our lives (visit the Netflix 20th Anniversary…

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My 3 Favorite Movies from 1998

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is about my favorite movies from 1998. Why 1998? Well, I love Netflix, and Netflix is celebrating 20 years of DVD‘s right now. In honor of Netflix, I took a look back…

switched at birth
Deaf | Movies

Getting to Know “Switched at Birth”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is about the TV series, Switched at Birth, which I have been watching through DVD Netflix. I am writing this as Netflix is celebrating 20 years of being in our lives (visit…

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3 Things About the Movie “Wonder” + Suggestions for Talking About it All With Your Kids

I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad This post is about the movie, Wonder. There are a lot of spoilers in it! Wonder is a movie about a kid with a facial difference. Evidently, his parents had the perfect storm of a genetic…

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Movie Review

You Know Why “The Shape of Water” is Compelling, Don’t You?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad [/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]14 years ago, I lined up my first movie from Netflix. It was  one of my all-time favorite movies. As a kid who grew up on the outside of things, and with scars splayed…

Wonder Woman & The Case of a Classic Trope Fail
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Wonder Woman & The Case of a Classic Trope Fail

I’m an enormous Wonder Woman fan. So much so that for as long as I remember, it’s been the go-to for most people I know who want to give me something (Meriah’s birthday? Oh, hey! Wonder Woman card/frame/keychain/t-shirt/headband/notebook/socks/earrings/poster/pen). Totally not complaining over here – I always love it. I was really, REALLY excited about the…

My Body Doesn't Oppress Me; Society Does - Short Film by Dean Spade
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My Body Doesn’t Oppress Me; Society Does – Short Film by Dean Spade

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] My Body Doesn’t Oppress Me; Society Does Understanding the social and medical models of disability can be difficult for people who are raised in the mainstream non-disabled (and usually inaccessible) American culture. Understanding the concept of Universal Access can also be difficult – and so Dean Spade has created a super-awesome short, a conversation between…

Song of the Sea
Down syndrome | Movies

Song of the Sea

The movie, Song of the Sea, found it’s way to our Kindle Fire. Don’t ask me how; I have no idea – it’s not the type of movie that I am more prone to purchasing. It’s not rounded enough for my Pixar-iefied, Disney-bred taste. It’s an Irish movie, I believe, and while it’s for kids,…