Oscar winner urges authors to include disabled characters

At long  last, it would seem the mainstream is beginning to champion the idea of including disabled characters in film. According to this bbc article,   “Oscar winner Rachel Shenton has urged authors to feature more characters with disabilities in their stories.” It quotes her as saying  “I’ve learnt just how important it is for…[disabled] children to see themselves in the programmes and movies they watch and in the books they read.

“Never seeing themselves can be so demoralising, and makes their experiences seem invisible.” Too damn right if you ask me.  Hearing someone speak out about this is long overdue.

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