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Luca’s Casual Inclusion of Disability Creates a More Inclusive and Accepting Society

By Alex Howard / 2021-06-24
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Character art for Massimo, who only has one arm

Massimo in Luca

Los Angeles, June 24 – Disney/Pixar’s newest film Luca has tackled several areas of

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Cheryl L. Bedford, Founder of Women of Color Unite, Ignites a Spark to Uplift All

By Kiah Amara / 2021-06-24
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42 people with disabilities, an ASL interpreter and Cheryl Bedford in a zoom meeting together.Los Angeles, CA, June 24 – “You help the most marginalized person, everybody else rises,” Cheryl

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Alumni of RespectAbility’s Summer Lab for Entertainment Professionals Welcome Incoming 2021 Cohort With Advice and Conversation Around Inclusive Casting and Development

By Kelley Cape / 2021-06-24
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10 people with disabilities on a Zoom meeting together.Los Angeles, June 24 – The first day of this year’s Entertainment Lab for Professionals with Disabilities introduced the Summer 2021 cohort

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All Riders: The Fight for Accessibility is a poignant look at the intersectionality of accessibility in NYC

By Kiah Amara / 2021-06-17
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New York City, June 17 – Primary elections are underway in NYC and New Yorkers are thinking hard about the issues that matter most to them. Accessibility and disability and social justice are at the forefront of many minds, which makes All Riders: The Fight for Accessibility a perfect

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Meet Cole & Charisma: The YouTube Influencers Shedding Light on Inter-Abled Relationships and Reshaping Views of Life with Spinal Cord Injury

By Tyler Hoog / 2021-06-14
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Los Angeles, CA, June 14 – When YouTuber and disability advocate Cole Sydnor decided to ask out the cute girl who worked at his physical therapy gym, he had no way of knowing that he was about to ask out his future wife. Nor did he

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A Quiet Place Part II Proves to Be a Loud Win for the Disability Community

By Alex Howard / 2021-06-03
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NOTE: Minor Spoilers for both A Quiet Place films ahead Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and Emily Blunt walking in the woods in A Quiet Place Part II.

Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds,

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Tyler Hoog: When Something is Lost, Something is Gained

By Alex Howard / 2021-06-03
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Tyler Hoog headshotLos Angeles, California, June 3 – Tyler Hoog is a 26-year-old screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Longmont, Colorado, Hoog became a C4-C3 quadriplegic

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Danny J. Gomez: Speaking Out For A More Inclusive Entertainment Industry

By Roque Renteria / 2021-06-03
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Danny Gomez smiling headshot wearing a black shirt in front of a black backdropLos Angeles, California, June 3 – Danny J. Gomez is an actor, model and advocate

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Billy Porter: Award-Winning Actor Shatters Stigmas Around HIV

By Eric Ascher / 2021-06-02
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Billy Porter wearing a blue suit jacket.

Credit: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Washington, D.C., June 2 – Billy Porter has had a long history of breaking boundaries. He came

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Meet Sophie Jaewon Kim: The 14-Year-Old Korean-American Actress Who is Paving the Way for Better On-Screen Representation of the Disabled AANHPI Community

By Roque Renteria / 2021-06-01
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three pre-teens, one girl in a wheelchair, and two boys standing, one holding a dog

Amara (Sophie Kim), Noah (Jace Chapman) and Simon (Mauricio Lara)

Los Angeles, CA, June 1

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