Hello and welcome to Framing Disability, a blog on disability representation in media. While I can’t force you to read the rest of this introduction I do urge anyone who consumes my content to read it so that we can be on the same page.
So why don’t I go ahead and introduce
Now it feels like I just touted my “credentials”, but I am really just trying to express that I have reason to be passionate about these matters and probably am a little more informed than the average person. That being said, the articles I write are purely my opinion and I have no belief whatsoever that I am always right. I will
“Mitch, my man, you gotta get to defining Framing Disability’s goals.” Alright, alright I’m on it. There is a lot of great disability study going on and lots of critical thought on
Which leads me to my final point, I’m going to make a stupid number of mistakes. I hope you are willing to stick through them with me, but I understand if not. So let me float a few of my “guidelines” at you.
- I reserve the right to make edits or rewrites to any of my articles. In return I will try to have some form of revision history for users to look back on.
- I think comment sections can be awesome. That being said, I will not let any comment that is mean spirited or trolling to be posted. My hope is that people who have read this introduction will have tempered their expectations.
- Websites need to be accessible period. Let me know when I am not meeting this expectation. I will do everything I can to right the situation.
- I will always try to reference other works that inform my own.
- Disability is such a broadly affecting, diverse body of people. What goes for me is not necessarily representative of the disability community and there will always be disagreements over what is and isn’t good representation.
- If I fall into any negative language or harmful descriptions of disability, call me on it. I try to do my research and keep up on terminology, but as I said before, I make mistakes.
- Be gentle with me. I am never going to consciously attack any piece of media or tell someone that they shouldn’t like something. We need to recognize that we can deeply enjoy something while also being aware of it’s issues.
If you are completely new to the ideas represented on this blog a good place to start is my series of short primer articles that cover a wide variety of topics.
I think that that is everything for now! I hope you enjoy the content I create and that you find it informative.