Not All Actors Use Stairs (Dark Sweatshirt)
"Not All Actors Use Stairs".
Hopefully by Sammi Haney playing Esperanza on Netflix's Raising Dion she is able to help remove the stigma that people with disabilities cannot star in major TV shows, and inspire other young kids with disabilities that want to act to pursue their dreams!
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Too many TV and Movie character roles that have a disability are played by able-bodied actors, when there are talented actors with that very same disability! No one is saying we let someone who CANNOT act play a part just because of a disability, but today it is commonplace to not even consider people with disabilities as possible actors for those parts.
It is similar to how in the past white actors would play all the parts, even the non-white characters, by putting on makeup. That is just not acceptable today, and neither should the same thing be done to people with disabilities.
Sammi has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (O.I.) Type III or “Brittle Bone Disease”, and so she uses a wheelchair.
A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.
• 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
• Classic fit
• Reduced pilling and softer air-jet spun yarn
• 1x1 athletic rib knit collar, cuffs and waistband, with spandex
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs and waistband