Ten Ableist Tropes to Jettison in 2021

Disabled people need people who live in privileged bodies to do better.

People with disabilities make up a significant percentage of the population — by some measures, a full quarter — and yet, despite aggressive, ongoing ableism, we are almost always left out of discussions of diversity and equity in theatre & film. We’re rarely hired and our stories are rarely told — when they are, they’re almost always told by abled people, for abled people, with abled people. Abled people are centered in nearly everything about us.