The Try Guys Try Closed Captions
The Try Guys have resonated with millions of people around the world, inspiring them to try new things. This is the story of how the Try Guys Tried Closed Captions.
Writing Habits: Life Lessons from Nanowrimo
I’m excited for November which happens to be National Novel Writing Month. Commonly known as “Nanowrimo,” hundreds of thousands of writers around the world seek to write 50,000 words (a novel-length manuscript) in just 30 days.
Writing Disabilities, Part 4: Villains and Disabilities
Monsters and villains, more often than not, are designed to create fear. I, for one, refuse to believe the best way to highlight negative characteristics is to rely on disabilities or physical differences to cue the reader to the presence of evil.
Movie Report: Marvel Cinematic Universe Doctor Strange directed by Scott Derrickson
Writing on this character has been my most difficult blog post yet. Originally, I was planning to use this film as an example of my nullification of disability theory. In preparation, I rewatched the film and realized while this film does have moments of arguable nullification, as a whole, the film does an amazing job…
The Power of Voice
Recently, a couple of things have happened that reminded me about the power and importance of voice. Voice, put simply, is the ability to express perspective. Voice is something that can move mountains, bring awareness to issues, and challenge traditional thought.
Movie Report: Netflix’s The Dragon Prince
Getting my childhood dream at the age of twenty-two, you bet I cried. General Amaya was the first portrayal of a deaf person in a position of power and who plays a big role across the story that I have experienced.
Writing Disabilities, Part 2: The Nullification of Disabilities
Three years ago, I created my own critical literary theory to explain trends I have observed about characters with disabilities. “The nullification of the disabled experience” examines the relationship between power and disabilities.
Book Report: The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith and illustrated by Katz Cowley
Genre: Children’s FictionPublished May 1, 2010 SummaryEnjoy tongue-twisting fun as readers get to know more and more about the life and personality of the Wonky Donkey with each turn of the page. Good morning Listen Up readers! Today I am talking about one of the most popular children’s books on the market. In fact, The…
Writing Disabilities, Part 1
There are ethical questions that are important to discuss when it comes to portraying characters with disabilities. Here are three big questions to help you think about issues in writing inclusively.
Book Report: A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen
Genre: Historical NonfictionPublished October 1, 2013 Brief SummaryKim E. Nielsen is a professor of disability studies and history. As a result, she wrote the first book to place the experiences of disabled people at the center of the American narrative. Encompassing pre-1942 to 2013, this book shows how disabilities have been a significant factor in…
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