Reel Grrls

Peter and Eric, DO-IT Interns
A group image of students working on a digital media project.
Phase II Scholars created videos about ableism and the media during Summer Study 2014.

Ever get frustrated by people calling you inspirational or lazy for having a physical or learning disability? At Reel Grrls, we discussed disability and how it is portrayed in the media. We empathized with each other, talked about common ableist language, and learned the video production techniques necessary for getting our voices in the media. For our final project, we created two videos that pertain to disability and how the media portrays it.