Disabilities, Dragons, and Disney: A Look at Disability Representation in Children’s Films
Written by: Lauren Anthony
Disability representation helps both children with and without disabilities understand those disabilities and the people who have them. While some disabilities are very well-known and overt, some children—particularly young children—might not understand what exactly is happening. Using an allegory in children’s programming and showing disabilities through child-friendly characters can help them understand these disabilities and what might be happening and make children with disabilities feel less alone.
yeah but why is httyd featured in an article that’s exclusively of disney and it is not mentioned even once that it’s Dreamworks? I take about as much offense to this as when people talk to me about coraline as “that burton film” =___= so disrespectfull…
"The release of Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 this summer gave children with disabilities the chance to see something they rarely get to see in theaters—themselves represented on the screen.” literally the first line of the article.
jynxed-j0k3r said: You know how people will identify as weird pronouns suh as bun, Kyer like that? Well dragon min is they identify as a dragon.
no. i have no idea what any of that shit is. this… is all going a bit too far.. isn’t it? what the hell is a bun and kyer? Do I even want to know?
Ever since that damn movie came out, people have been “coming out” as dragonkin in droves, as it’s it’s “cool” or “fashionable”. They don’t know the struggle we go through every day. Our lives are warzones, but here they are, just thinking they can watch a movie and suddenly OMGDRAGONS R KOOL. It makes me sick. Us real dragonkin will NEVER be taken seriously while these morons act like idiots.
the internet is amazing
what the fuck is a dragonkin?
Calling all of my hair-pulling and skin-picking followers! For my health psychology class I have to come up with an ad campaign to inform Canadians about a certain disorder or health issue. My prof said he wants something unique because people do obesity or alcoholism all the…
i sent you a picture
THE ULTIMATE FUCKING POST
You know it’s good when you bother to scroll all the way back up just to reblog it.
…Wait scroll up HOW OLD IS THIS THING
This was one of the very first posts I’ve seen when I first joined tumblr two years ago. It took two years to see this post again. This is a magical post, and I thank ye Satan for coming back to my dash.
I wanted to do a portrait depicting dermatillomania. I’m considering starting a support group for BFRD’s, though I haven’t met many people away from Tumblr who also have this issue. Maybe one day I’ll be able to make peace with my own skin.
As with most BFRB-related art/images, potential TW but I trust those who are triggered to distract & be mindful :)
Yeah I’m totally elsa kids come on over
I can’t breathe, this is so friggin cute
Like you don’t understand okay I was trapped for an hour on the second floor of the con with hundreds of children and their parents because everyone thought I was Elsa
Am I the only one who thinks she looks like the khaleesi like The mother of dragons?
I was cosplaying dany I was mistaken for Elsa and wound up at a nine yr old girls birthday party this was the best day of my life
I thought she was Kalesi…
YES I WAS COSPLAYING KHALEESI
I WAS HOWEVER MISTAKEN ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE FOR ELSA OF ARENDELLE BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS
well you didnt have to use caps lock…
I AM DAENERYS STORMBORN, THE UNBURNT, OF THE HOUSE TARGARYEN, FIRST OF MY NAME; QUEEN OF MEEREEN; QUEEN OF THE ANDALS, THE RHYNAR, AND THE FIRST MEN; LADY REGNANT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, PROTECTOR OF THE REALM, KHALEESI OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA, BREAKER OF CHAINS, AND MOTHER OF DRAGONS
AND I WILL USE CAPS LOCK IF I SO PLEASE
for a moment i thought all these kids were GOT fans <,< and then i realized that would mean there were a lot of bad parents…. then i read the comments.
looking for people to rp m/m marvel stuff on skype/yahoo. message me anyone?
What the hell?
Niggas out here trappin women
Then wonder how your ass got burned
what the fuck…
I’ve had a dude do that before. that shit is terrifying. Dude went across the room like he typically would to get one. Came back and I didn’t know that he didn’t have one until he pulled out.
I FLIPPED. Cried all the way home. Cried for days. Got tested. Bought the morning after pill. Seriously, fuck dudes that do this. There should be laws against it.
There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE.
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”.
This is incredibly important for everyone to see!! EVERYONE
yes YOU NEED THIS ON YOUR DASH EVERYONE