My Tropey Life: How Pop Culture Stereotypes Make Disabled Lives Harder
Annie Carl writes with incisive wit and insight about what it's like to be disabled in an able-bodied world. She walks us through the stereotypical portrayals of disabled people in books and movies—the "inspirational" people, the miracle cures, the monsters and villains—and shows how these stereotypes play out in real-life interactions, from rude stares and patronising comments to the institutionalisation, marginalisation, and even murder of people with disabilities. She also writes about positive representation of disabilities in pop culture and ends with a call to action for a cultural shift.
1/2 USA paper, 26 pages, black and white.
Please note this zine was slightly damaged during shipping from Microcosm (in the USA) to us in the UK. We’ve reduced the price to reflect this.