Tag Archives: disability

Blog PostsStoneybrook Revisited: BSC #32 – “Kristy and the Secret of Susan”

In this Very Special Episode of my “Stoneybrook Revisited” series, Kristy Thomas baby-sits a girl with autism. Let’s see how this goes, hmm? Chapter 1 – Kristy baby-sits her brother and her new adopted sister, Emily Michelle, and then her … Continue reading

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Blog PostsFormative Performances: Mary Stuart Masterson in “Benny and Joon”

As the sister and co-guardian of an adult man with autism, I am equally fascinated and repelled by movies that have disabled characters at their center. I loved Rain Man when I was a kid, and I still love Dustin … Continue reading

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Blog PostsLessons in Funny Feminism from My Older Little Brother

The elder of my two little brothers turns twenty-three today.  I will most certainly buy him a present, likely a DVD version of a VHS tape that has worn down by now, but I also want to take a little … Continue reading

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ReviewsMovie Rental Review: Lars and the Real Girl

When I watch a movie or read a book about a subject that is deeply personal to me, I often wonder – does my personal connection to the text hinder or enhance my ability to look at it critically? Looking … Continue reading

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