Ashley explains Osteogenesis Imperfecta, the language we use around disability and how she ascribes to the social model of the term disability, saying, "I'm not disabled by my body. I'm disabled by our society."
An article that has helped me internalize the true meaning of inclusion as it pertains to all social injustices puts it in the context of the Curb Cut Effect. Check it out:
Can we talk about how "inclusion" in the entertainment industry rarely addresses disability? Here's an article I enjoyed that discusses this issue as it pertains to Hollywood, and as Ashley illuminated, follow the hashtag #DisabilitySoWhite.
Ashley is so goddamn funny. You should check her out weekly at the Magnet Theater and if you're in New York City and want to take improv, sketch or storytelling classes at a theater that really pushes for inclusion and diversity, do it there!
Both Ashley and my One Cool Things were people we follow on social media. Follow @erma.fiend for extraordinary gif art and check out @DivaDelux for hella cool comedy by Danielle Perez.
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