Superheroes and their kit
Comic book superheroes have a lot to do with disabled people. They act as projection surfaces where people’ s fears and dreams find a safe place for expression. You only have to think about X men to see this where “mutants” offer viewers opportunities and nightmares.
But will disability aids ever become aspirational things?
I am a Martian
Sometimes I feel like a secret Martian agent. I look like you but when we talk our experiences are so distant from each other to make me feel like I am from another planet. This thought popped in my head last week when I went to Camberwell College. I arrived in good time but was told that the session had been put back by an hour from 2 to 3 by agreement this morning. I can’t go anywhere in the college as its inaccessible. I was offered tea by a student but I can’t access the toilet without help so declined. People arrived at about 2.30 and the session began not long after, but by then I felt like a Martian as I looked like everyone else but felt very different – fixed, stuck, mentally isolated. This is why my online name in anomiepete.
I don’t blame anyone, I took this course at this place with enough knowledge to know what to expect. My error was in trying to push that boundary.