Welcome to Of a Sound Mind & Body, a dialogue on disability representation in American media. Our goal here is to begin a conversation on how disability and mental illness is presented in films, television, video games, podcasts, and images. Look around, meet our contributors, and join the conversation!
In middle school, one of my teachers used a wheelchair to get around. He had lost the use of his legs early in life, though I never asked him the details of that. He was a smart, funny, and tremendously kind person. He’d always joke about himself—laughing about distracted driving while he was on the … More Introduction Part 1: Disability Representation