The presenting theme of the arts in 2018 is by and large inclusion.
The realities of mental illness and disabling addiction are a consistent presence in emo rap, and that has opened a door for further development of the genre.
Regardless of what Fields-Meyer is doing — whether creating animated videos, reading to children or making other artwork — he maintains a positive outlook on his life and disability.
Acknowledging the need for progress in this industry, Philip is spearheading a movement one simply must rally behind.
She’s not just great because she’s a quadriplegic operatic singer, and she’s not just great because she’s triumphantly overcome tribulation. She’s great because she’s Lauren, period.
The pop culture fascination with the autistic savant isn’t new, and it carries with it the uncomfortable implication that autism is some sort of flaw to be compensated for.
For people with disabilities, engaging in the arts can be a frustrating and isolating experience. Around the world, countless theaters, museums and concert halls lack the proper accommodations necessary to be accessible to people with disabilities.
At the end of the day, Hollywood needs to recognize the discrimination inherent in refusing roles of characters with disabilities from actors with disabilities.
The PAT Showcase this past Saturday gave audiences a glimpse into the expansive cross-section of technology and art.
“Everything else was added later on. But we were like, ‘The world needs to see Adam’s penis. Everything else, we’ll come up with at a later date,’” said Anderson and Holm.