Of A Sound Mind & Body

Thoughts on Disability in American Media

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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!

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I want to make room for a hard conversation. The relationship between disability and disease is often blurred, in part due to depictions that disabilities need to be cured. Both disability and disease can define people based on their limitations. In doing so, we often have a default ideal of ability and health that somehow constitutes humanness.

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