#MotherFatherSon YET ANOTHER program starring a non-disabled actor playing a #disabled character - this time recovering from a stroke. I am so fed up of this lazy, uninspired trope! #nothingaboutuswithoutus @BBC
The backlash people like @DavidLammy get for speaking out about Comic Relief reminds me of when disabled people critique ‘pity porn’ fundraising. There’s a certain section of society that is deeply threatened by a minority group not being ‘grateful’ and stepping out our place.
I want deaf characters who actually sign fluently. I want blind characters who aren’t metaphors. I want lovely, complex characters who just happen to have Down syndrome, dwarfism, facial differences, chronic illnesses, or use mobility aids.