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I was totally talking to Lucia about this a couple of weeks ago after your speaking engagement! I would even take it a step further and mention the fact that there are television shows that are actively hiring actors with disabilities to play characters that are so nuanced and that challenge our perceptions. I think I specifically mentioned Peter Dinklage, who won an Emmy for his work on Game of Thrones, Lauren Potter from Glee, who has some of the best one-liners on the show and some of the best comedic timing, and Jamie Brewer from American Horror Story, who in the last season was given a love interest in the form of a hot neighbor who was actually interested in her character for who she was as a person. There are of course many more, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head right now!

Ken Freestone

Thanks for the link to My Gimpy Life...May I say funny?

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  • Our name is twofold. “Able” meaning capable. There are four of us with disabilities - visible and hidden. Assumptions from others perceive us as not being capable of carrying out a "normal" life. But the fact is having disabilities gives us more desire to be willing and able. “Bodies” because we all have our own, and also part of a larger human body. Able and Bodies together speaks to each of us individually. We are willing, able and VERY capable of achieving whatever our mind is set toward. When the four of us are together, the feeling is amplified.