EPISODE 22

Disability in The Lightning Thief

w/ Fay Onyx

Fay Onyx of writingalchemy.net chats with Mike about where The Lightning Thief portrayed disability well and where there was room for improvement. They begin with physical disabilities, but later towards discussing Percy mental health struggles as well. Topics include: speculative fiction, proper terminology, ablest metaphors, storytelling tropes, mermaid in a wheelchair, Myst opportunities, passing, invisible disabilities, resources, Big House problems, pro-ADHD teaching methods, panic disorder, brain plasticity, mouth sounds, The Bright Sessions, TTRPGs, and more!

Ableist term resource: https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html

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