Test Your Disability Knowledge! Watch “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Test Your Disability Knowledge! Watch “The Fundamentals of Caring”

[vc_row color=”” message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”info” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-info-circle” icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-fivehundredpx” icon_openiconic=”” icon_typicons=”” icon_entypo=”” icon_linecons=”” icon_pixelicons=””][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is a a review of the movie, The Fundamentals of Caring[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I think Paul Rudd is adorable so when I was scrolling around on Netflix tonight for something to watch in my precious downtime, and saw he was in…

A Movie Like  Run: Riveting, Representing and Rupturing
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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…

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

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/RXJMinnwb4k” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 37 Seconds Movies…

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

How to Get a Free Movie Disability Companion Pass
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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…

Able: A New Series About Disability in the Entertainment Industry on Amazon

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…

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

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is a movie review of Peanut Butter Falcon. There are spoilers in it. Sort of. Not really. But sort of.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Peanut Butter Falcon Peanut Butter Falcon is fundamentally a story of adventure and friendship, of healing and connection.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/UNl9RqjLCwc” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A lot of people and places are talking about this movie, so I…

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message color=”warning” message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”warning” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-exclamation-triangle”]This post is about the Netflix movie, BirdBox. Don’t read this post if you hate spoilers, because it’s full of them![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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…

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

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…

Getting to Know “Switched at Birth”
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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…

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

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

[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_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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…

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

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…

Flying Solo: A New Documentary About 3 Individuals with Down Syndrome

Flying Solo: A New Documentary About 3 Individuals with Down Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Flying Solo is a new documentary about about 3 people with Down syndrome embarking on a quest to become independent. It will be released on March 21st – World Down Syndrome Day – on Here’s the (uncaptioned) trailer (the director says the full movie is captioned though):[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nRj8Vy-55w” title=”Flying Solo”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Flying Solo follows the 3…