Lying to children about the nature of their disabilities and illnesses is insulting, infantalising, and harmful. Children deserve to play a role in their medical decisions.
Law enforcement encounters with mentally ill people sometimes go horribly wrong. The problems here begin long before the police ever show up.
Disabled people are often told that cross-casting is necessary for disabled characters because people need to see them ‘before.’ Here’s why this argument doesn’t hold water.
Texas has a security camera law for special education classrooms with the goal of preventing abuse — will it work?
The confusion of service dogs and pets is eternal and frustrating. It also devalues service dogs and contributes to accessibility problems.
One group is routinely left out of the push for comprehensive age-appropriate sexual education: Disabled kids. They’re also among those most in need of it.
Examining the very gendered aspects of mental illness in pop culture reveal interesting underlying attitudes not just about mental illness, but also about gender.
The notion that disability is worse than death is perpetuated by the lack of information about disability in the mainstream.
Streaming media has some of the sharpest, most thoughtful, most realistic depictions of mental illness in pop culture. Is streaming the new hope for diversity in television?
Nondisabled actors play 95 percent of television’s disabled characters. This is what we talk about when we talk about representation.