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What 'Encanto' Teaches Us About Disability, Family, and Acceptance

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This past month I think I’ve probably watched “Encanto” almost over five times, if not more. It’s really good, OK? On around my third or fourth watch, I started to relate my disability narrative and experience with what was happening on-screen.

Stick with me, I think I’m on to something here. Naturally, there will be some spoilers up ahead! Mirabel Madrigal is a young woman growing up without a gift while surrounded by people that are incredibly gifted.

Every day she is painfully reminded that other people have gifts and talents that she doesn’t have. At a baseline level, she feels inadequate even in her own family.

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