12 Memorable Disabled Characters From TV and Movies
Representation in the media is important, which is why we’re always complaining about the lack of variety with regards to race and sexual orientation in television and movies. But there’s another marginalized group that is given the shaft in mainstream media that isn’t talked about all that often: disabled people.
Sure, some shows and movies have a token disabled side character hanging around, but their only purpose is to be a convenient plot device for the able-bodied main character. Umm, how about we get more TV shows and movies about awesome disabled people who have their own lives, trials and tribulations. Well, in the meantime, we can at least appreciate these 12 characters who have managed to defy our society’s preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled: