Harvardwood Suggests... Accessing the Industry: Engaging and Empowering Disabled Writers

April 13, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5pm

4:00PM PST/7:00PM EST

Disabled writers, like their underrepresented peers, are often the only representatives of their community in a writers room, if they are in the room at all. This places immense pressure on them to both perform at the highest level and be an expert on their community. In addition to this added pressure, disabled writers are often pigeonholed into only writing about disability, even though they are often qualified and eager to write a wide array of storylines, just like their non-disabled peers.

This panel, in partnership with Inevitable Foundation and the WGAW’s Disabled Writers Committee, explores the experiences of disabled film and TV writers, from the challenges of navigating the entertainment industry with a disability to the role accessibility plays in their writing process. Hear a range of perspectives about the various barriers disabled writers face, and learn how non-disabled writers can make the storytelling process more hospitable and inclusive for disabled writers to thrive.

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