From the Editor
by Vicki Leeper
DISABILITY IN POP CULTURE
One in 4 Americans have a disability, therefore 1 in 4 people represented in the media should reflect that. Books, movies, and other media have made social change. Did you know televisions first inter-racial kiss was on Star Trek? Typically, disability is shown in a negative way in most media. Or they use the mistaken representation of the ‘Super Crip’ or what we refer to as inspiration porn. So it is indeed refreshing when people with disabilities are shown in the media for what they are – people. I was so please to see the cover of GQ with a very handsome man, Dylan Alcott, on the cover as a sports icon. He is an Australian para-athlete and advocate for people with disabilities. Way to go!
QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK!
“Being ghosted by your own limbs is next level sh**!” ~ Brittany Quiroz, Motivational Speaker