PWD Problem #1 is maneuvering on ice, so I really appreciated that part in that HTTYD special. lol
PWD Problems #234: Feeling simultaneously invisible and hypervisible
You know, when you’re walking (or rolling) down the street and people keep doing that patented Look, Panic, Look Away thing. Or when you go watch tv and there’s nobody like you—even the characters like you are played by able-bodied actors. And then you go into your classroom the first day and everyone stares for a second (then the P, LA part kicks in) and you know that that hypervisibility actually stems from the invisibility because some of these kids have never seen someone their age walking with a cane in their lives. All through history PWD have been put in asylums, institutions, attics, whatever, and we’re still kind of shunted away out of the public eye. But then weirdly, that just makes people look at us even more when we’re actually out and about and man, that is just uncomfortable for everyone. I get that they have no real experience with these things, but that’s the exact problem here.
So what I’m saying here is that we need to like vaccinate the general public with exposure to real PWD so they build up some immunity and don’t act dumb when they meet us IRL.
I think I might I’ve read all Pacific Rim related post on internet and this quote give me so many feels. Guillermo del toro is such a great guy. I should start to work on real life, but Pacific Rim is way much better.
I feel like we need a lot more of this in media. Because it’s true, that’s why.