The late, disabled playwright John Belluso had a theory about why actors who play disabled characters often win Oscars: It is reassuring for the audience to see an actor like Daniel Day Lewis, after so convincingly portraying disability in My Left Foot, get up from his seat in the auditorium and walk to the stage to accept his award. There is a collective “Phew” as people see it was all an illusion. Society’s fear and loathing around disability, it seems, can be magically transcended.

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in the meantime, if we were allowed to see more representations of people with different disabilities in film, tv, pop culture and real life, that fear & loathing would dissipate, and we’d start to see disabilities as a normal part of life.

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Anonymous asked:

If you don't mind, could I ask your opinion? I have a job interview coming up soon. It's for a position in a male dominated field. Should I wear pants to the interview? I usually wear skirts, but I'm not sure I want to draw attention to my womanness.

It sounds like you’d feel more comfortable wearing pants so go with whatever makes you feel most comfortable.  If being in a skirt will make you think “I’m in a skirt” over & over in the interview it’s not a distraction you need.”  

There’s no real right answer because it’s this dilemma that stems from societal problems and views. In a perfect world where all genders are equal I could say “Wear that skirt because you are you!” But we both know the world isn’t quite there yet…

jsuisbianca:

Too lazy to drive to Taco Bell, instead I’ve made a shojo called,  ”Taco Belle” about a beautiful androgynous prince who needs to save his/her Taco kingdom through the power of love. It’s like Revolutionary Girl Utena meets Fighting Foodons

jsuisbianca:

Too lazy to drive to Taco Bell, instead I’ve made a shojo called,  ”Taco Belle” about a beautiful androgynous prince who needs to save his/her Taco kingdom through the power of love. It’s like Revolutionary Girl Utena meets Fighting Foodons

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