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Disability Representation in BioWare’s Mass Effect Trilogy, Part 1: Cause for Hope

By Sherry Toh / 2021-06-23
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First in a two-part series.

I have never seen sci-fi media portray disabilities as casually as in the original trilogy of Mass Effect, a sci-fi

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The Cure SMA Conference Reminded Me of the Strength in Community

By Kevin Schaefer / 2021-06-22
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This year marked the second entirely virtual annual Cure SMA conference. Instead of armies of wheelchair users invading Disneyland and hotels, we fellowshipped through virtual

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When Disability Representation Falls Short

By Brianna Albers / 2021-06-21
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Everyone knows that I’m a “Star Wars” buff.

Lately, I’ve been listening to “Star Wars” audiobooks, specifically the Old Republic series. I’d heard some not-so-great

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The Day I Abandoned the Flowers: A Morning Memoir of Ableism

By Katie Napiwocki / 2021-06-17
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I rolled up to the checkout counter, rosy cheeks beaming in delightful mimicry of the friendly-faced pansies beside me. The greenhouse air was thick and

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Bustin’ Out All Over With Memories and Surprises

By Helen Baldwin / 2021-06-16
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Birthdays, including my own awesome one last month, and other notable days — Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, school year’s end — dot the May calendar.

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The Power of Proximity to Ease Burdens

By Brianna Albers / 2021-06-14
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Over the years, I’ve grown more reliant on friends, especially those who live with some sort of disability. Of course, I treasure all my friendships,

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Finding a Bit of Myself in Truman Burbank

By Halsey Blocher / 2021-06-11
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The Truman Show” is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again without ever growing tired of it. I long ago

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Thanks to SMA, I’ve Acquired a Wealth of Medical Knowledge

By Alyssa Silva / 2021-06-11
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If I had to choose the top three places I frequented prior to the pandemic, they would be the local coffee shop, Target, and Boston

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Say Yes to Yourself and Your Ambitions

By Ari Anderson / 2021-06-10
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Over the years, I’ve thought, “I wish I didn’t have all of these responsibilities and could just have fun all of the time. Living with

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I Don’t Want a World Without SMA. Here’s Why

By Sherry Toh / 2021-06-09
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When I was diagnosed with SMA, my parents were confronted with a pivotal choice: stay in Singapore or move the three of us to the

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