Tag "disability and media"

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Let’s change the way we talk about disability

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, shares her blog post on why she thinks

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Why is disability still portrayed as a punishment?

Coronation Street character Josh Tucker recently became blind after side-stepping justice and escaping jail. Does his new disability mean it’s a form of punishment? A sort of retribution? Our writer

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Great British Bake Off: were you pleased that Briony’s disability wasn’t mentioned?

As the Great British Bake Off comes to a close, Disability Horizons writer and Bake Off superfan Raisa debates whether contestant Briony William’s disability not being mentioned was a good

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Disability short story series: Designer Genes

We don’t think that there are enough books with disabled characters as the hero or heroine. So, we’ve decided to create some of our own. Disabled writer Hayleigh Barclay and disabled

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What do you think of how people with disabilities are portrayed in films and on TV?

After watching jaw-dropping negativity of disability in a film, our Deputy Editor Shannon Kelly was compelled to write an article exploring the representation of disabled people in films and on

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Podcast series: disabled actress Storme Toolis

As part of a podcast series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley has been interviewing famous and influential disabled people from the top 100 Power list to bring you a collection

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Mencap Journalism Awards 2017: changing attitudes towards learning disability in the media

Trying to change attitudes towards learning disabilities in the media can be difficult. However, for a group of young journalists, they have made steps towards achieving that goal having won

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ME and me: making films about disability to raise awareness

Disabled writer and actor Thom Jackson-Wood, who has ME, talks to Disability Horizons about his films, Awaken and The Black Box, both of which are about disability. Written after frustrations

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Disability and the media: free speech is everything

Comedian and blogger Ted Shiress, who recently wrote for us about disability and using escorts, talks about the media and his desire for free speech. I don’t care what others

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Film review: Rust and Bone

Disability Horizons reader, Judith Merry, went to the preview screening (last Monday) of the new film Rust and Bone, courtesy of Think Jam. Here, she tells us what she thought