New TV Series Proves Students With Disabilities Aren’t So Different After All
A new TV series is proving college students with disabilities aren’t so different from any other student.
“The Unbreakables: Live and Love on Disability Campus” is part of the BBC’s “Defying the Label” TV series about what it’s like to be a young person with a disability in the U.K. The three-part documentary follows students who live at National Star College, a school for people with disabilities. Many students in the show are living away from home for the first time.
The first episode, which aired on Thursday, July 30, centered on Xenon, who uses a wheelchair, and his roommate, Bradley, who has cerebral palsy. Xenon and Bradley laugh together, study together and tease each other about romantic interests, all the while changing any preconceived notions that college students with disabilities are any different than college students without disabilities.
Watch a clip from the first episode below. (Note —includes semi-inappropriate language that may not be suitable for some audiences).
The second installment of “The Unbreakables” follows a group of students who are new at National Star, including a 20-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants to become a DJ. It airs on BBC Three on Thursday, August 6.