RJ Mitte, Actor, Breaking Bad star and UCP celebrity ambassador, chats with The Telegraph about his latest roles, his sex-symbol status and how it’s helping to raise awareness for people with disabilities. “I like to talk about bringing awareness to this,” he says, “because so many people try to hide their disability. They try to lock it away because they think disability is not sexy, disability is not flattering… but that’s not the case.”
Director of Margarita, with a Straw, Shonali Bose discusses her film with The Guardian. The film is about a young Indian woman with cerebral palsy who falls in love with a blind girl. Her inspiration? When her cousin (who has CP) told her she wanted sex for her birthday.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival – the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.
This punk rock singer is documenting the true disabled accessibility of every music venue – Sean Gray, singer of a band called Birth (Defects) who happens to have disability, talks about venue accessibility with Fusion.net.
CP Shoes – Do you go through shoes in what seems like every-other-month (or week!) due to your gait or other factors related to having a disability? CP Shoes is designed to let people vent their frustrations and show their shoes’ “wears.”
Other stories and resources
New York Fashion Week Features First-Ever Model In Wheelchair – by Maggie Freleng, Women’s eNews from the Huffington Post.
Adaptive Clothing Solutions – Professional Fit Clothing