Make Hollywood Listen! Disabilities are no costume.
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For far too long,
Disabilities have had little to no representation in film. When the world's largest minority is included, it is portrayed by NON-DISABLED actors instead of actually disabled actors playing a character with a disability. Some films however, do get it right. Pixar's Finding Nemo and Dory include the representation of not one, but two characters with a disability. One, Nemo has a "Lucky Fin", this could be representing Cerebral Palsy. Nemo is born with his disability after a barracuda cracks his eeg. Dory, on the other hand, has a mental disability. In 2014's Me Before You, a non-disabled actor plays a disabled man who wants to be dead instead of living. He commits assisted suicide. This is unacceptable. No person I know with a disability wishes death over life. All I am asking, as a young man with Cerebral Palsy, is to get the story accurate and give us the representation we deserve.
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