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How do you feel about Selma Blair out there with MS?

Blair got a standing ovation at the Emmys when she walked onstage with a cane to present the final award for the night. Last week, Dancing With the Stars named her as one of this season's contestants.

Are you rubbing your eyes over this kind of representation? Or are you rolling your eyes and thinking (like at one support group meeting yesterday): 'nobody applauds for me when I use a cane.'

What's your take & feelings? Please share.

#SelmaBlair #Representation #MultipleSclerosis #Depression #newlydiagnosed #MightyTogether #ChronicIllness #Disabilities #Caregiving #Disability #Support

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Selma Blair: "When people... stop me on the street

they want to have a conversation about... how they see their sister in me and how they struggled to believe her. Stories of disability are stories of people.

[I say to] my beloved Hollywood community, please … I just really urge people to see us all."

#mslife #MultipleSclerosis #newlydiagnosed #MightyTogether #ChronicIllness #Disabilities #Caregiving #Disability #Support #Fatigue #Hollywood #Media #Representation

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Thoughts After Reading #TurtlesAllTheWayDown

So recently I finished reading John Green’s newer book, and not only did it fit for Mental Health Awareness Month, it also made me look into my own habits with my own mental health. Granted, I don’t have #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder like Aza, but sometimes my own #Anxiety leads me to feel trapped in spiraling thoughts. And at times, like Aza, I become so involved in my own affairs that I forget about the world around me.

I’m curious to see if others have read the book, and I want to know what you all have thought about it. Hope everyone has a great day!

#Reading #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealth #Representation

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How would anyone with DID want to be represented in media, specifically in a fantasy book?

#DID #Representation

(If this isn’t where I should post this or post this question at all, I sincerely apologize!)

So I’m working on a fiction fantasy book and working on a DID character. I’ve done a lot of research on how media has represented DID characters and where that’s gone terribly wrong to say the least. I was hoping to politely ask for some opinions, but how would anyone with DID like to see characters with DID represented in a fantasy book? More specifically what you’d want to see and less of what maybe you wouldn’t want to read.

I’ve seen a lot about how DID characters have been villainized or made to seem dangerous(ex. Split), what would you want to see in a DID character in a fantasy story?


#Representation in the media

Whether it's because we're trying to open up a dialogue with someone about the #LGBTQIA community or because we just deserve some representation damnit! We all want and need LGBT characters in shows movies and other forms of media
I am asking you to comment below #films and #Programs #Songs #Podcasts anything with LGBT representation

I'll start
One day at a time
Has a #Lesbian character and a #nonbinary character
It's also a show about a Colombian family living in America
And it's available on Netflix!!

Be proud to be you


What sort of #Disability / #MentalHealth representation do you need to see? #Superhero #Film #Representation

I am writing a script of a tv show for my friends (many of whom, like me, have disabilities) to cheer them up. It’s a superhero drama where many of the characters have disabilities. What sort of messages do you think are the most important to send with a piece like this? What are the parts of having a #Disability that you feel are most misrepresented on television? Even though this will probably never make it to television I want to give my friends the experience of seeing themselves represented, and represented accurately.
In case you need more information, some of the #Disabilities represented are:
#SpinalCordInjury, #Depression and #Anxiety, and severe #Jointpain but I hope to add others. I’m open to any suggestions; I just want to make my friends see themselves as heroes instead of “victims” or “background characters.”

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Stay hydrated and keep your blood sugar up

Even if Xandra is just playing on her iPad she makes sure to start hydrated and to keep her blood sugar at a healthy level.

When she is already in pain, the last thing she needs is to end up being dehydrated or having a low blood sugar crash.

That's one of the reasons she always packs a bag with food and water, to take with her wherever she goes. That way she doesn't have to hope there is gluten and dairy free food when she needs it.

#ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #chroniclife #Barbie #Representationmatters #Representation

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It's nice to have your friends with you

Whether it's to watch TV, chat, or stretch out, Xandra really appreciates when her friends are willing to visit. Often transit to someone else's house uses up whatever extra cope she has.

She's lucky. Many of her friends are willing to come over to her house and she doesn't feel isolated.

#ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Barbie #Representation #Representationmatters

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