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A New Webseries Upsets Pop Culture Portrayals of Disabilties

by M. Sabine Rear
Published on March 10, 2015 at 12:36pm

Representations of people with disabilities in pop culture are few and far-between. When people with disabilities do show up, their characters often reflect an ableist view of disabled bodies as either pitiful or inspirational—limited roles that reinforce assumptions about (and restrictions upon) disabled bodies.

But not so with Very Special Episodes. In this new comedy [...]

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