"Artists can play important roles as game changers, telling stories that challenge society. I am often disappointed though that too frequently, they just reinforce the status quo, particularly when we are talking about what is and isn’t beautiful, sexy or acceptable as a body. Even when they tell stories about people who are ‘others’ – disabled, have an impairment, or even just a big nose – the truth of the story is undercut because so much praise is heaped on the non-disabled actor, who we all know to be a super-hottie, for playing someone considered undesirable.” – Kiruna Stamell
In this talk, performer Kiruna Stamell discusses the importance of ‘truth’ when producing work about disability and the disabled experience.
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