Guest blog post: Agents of SHIELD, Change, and the Representation of Disability

Disability Visibility Project

There are so many nerdy crips out there. A friend of the Disability Visibility Project and fellow diehard sci-fi/Game of Thrones/comic book fan, Jihan Abbas wrote a guest blog post onMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and their depiction of disability. This is just in time for the show’s return on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 on ABC!

Agents of SHIELD, Change, and the Representation of Disability

Within the superhero genre, comic books have always strongly connected notions of difference with unique abilities. Villains and heroes alike often find their motivation and power through origin stories that speak to difference or a process of change. Alice Wong wrote a great piece over at The Nerds of Color exploring how the mythology behind superheroes is relatable to many disabled people and those who grew up on the outside looking in.

It was our shared interest in disability representation in comic books and the…

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