Disability

Q&A

How Do I Keep My Fictional Disease From Being Ableist?

questions and answer talk bubbles In my fictional world, a disease (possibly affecting the nervous system) was discovered that causes various degrees of physical and mental disabilities. However, rogue scientists find out that certain patients carry no visible sign of the syndrome (they can only be detected with medical tests), … read more »
Roleplaying

Ridding Your Monsters of Ableism

People create monsters that reflect the fears of their society, including fears about disability. Because of this, ableism has been incorporated into our depictions of monsters. In some cases, disability is used to make monsters seem dangerous, unsettling, or unpredictable. Other times, it’s used to … read more »
Q&A

How Do I Depict a Newly Blind Character?

questions and answer talk bubbles I have a character who recently got blinded and now has to deal with what that means. How can I show him struggling and adapting to his new life without caricaturing or stereotyping the experiences of blind people and blindness in general? In addition, my … read more »