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Author Amanda Leduc Criticizes Disney's Ableist Disability Representation in New Interview

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What happened: Writer and disability advocate Amanda Leduc, who has cerebral palsy, spoke about the villainization of disabled characters and the absence of princesses with disabilities in Disney movies in an interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin.” Leduc’s book, which dives deeper into this subject, “Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space,” was released this past February.

When I looked at stories, especially the stories that we see in Disney, I wanted to see myself as a Disney princess. So, I pretended that I was as able-bodied and as capable of a happy ending as a Disney princess, without realizing that what I was doing was trying to mold and shift and shape my life into something that it maybe wasn’t meant

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