Breakout Group 2 Section 2 3/2

Faith Hopkins, Alaina Taylor, Nathalie Luciano, Shane Mann, Lily Sportsman

A: I like how they use medusa’s sisters as a metaphor

N: “all disablied bodies have to do with the eyes, the hands, the speech”

A: I never thought about it until this article

N: Thought it was interesting how it mentions how disability creates a challenge with the representation of the body; everyone has a different view. Disability isn’t just this tiny picture, there’s so many. All of them comes together to create disability

A: no disability is the same. You can have the same symptoms but every disability is your own

N: The experiences are different, too, even if they have the same disability. Someone with a more visible disability has a completely different experience with someone with an invisible disability. Representation asks to be covered, but it’s so hard to do so with so many disabilities.

F: Soldiers have different outcomes with their “marks of pride” like with a scar, people would say that’s brave or attractive. If one loses legs or arms, it becomes sad.

A: What did you think of the analogy with cyborgs?

N: this analogy is nice, “disability is so unusual that they must be considered extraordinary” 

A: Representation in pop culture: Cyborg from Teen Titans. Good representation for disability

F: Goes to show that there are some good/cool representations of disability

N: It’s less “oh he’s disabiled” and more “wow he’s so cool!”

A: looking more into it, he saves people’s lives and has an ordinary life.

N: What did you guys think of Cheryl Marie’s excerpt?

A: I like it because it says it doesn’t have to be a glamorous recovery

N: the good, the bad, and the ugly of asking for help.


F: I feel like this part that we had to read showed a lot of the “otherness” the sexism and 

L: Shows the lenses of all the otherness. I like being able to see more than just the racism lens, the sexism and disability lens as well.

A: the lady with the addiction, it was hard to read once we found out that she had an addiction rather than just being a mean old lady

L: Sula showed this as well, having an addiction is like a disability like with Plum and the lady from Mockingbird. She wants to go out on her own terms but her “disability” stops her from living her life

A: Atticus holds her to some high regard and sends Jem to read to her. She gave him a lesson to teach; someone’s story isn’t always visible.

F: The way they humanize Tim Johnson by giving him a human name and being concerned about him; it’s like the opposite with the other novels we’ve read where they dehumanize people through animals.

L: Tim Johnson appears very distinguishable to me, like everyone should know who he is.

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