Eliminating Inspiration Porn from Disability Stories

Mar 9, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Spoiler alert: disabled people are not your inspiration, and we’re more than just suffering. But why does Hollywood keep telling the same stories over and over again? In this fun, unfiltered conversation, disabled creatives will discuss the harmful effects of inspiration porn, a term coined by the late disability activist Stella Young, and how we can strive to tell better stories of disability on-screen.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Vanni Le
Vanni Le


photo of Shea Mirzai
Shea Mirzai

Space Coyote Productions

photo of Delbert Whetter
Delbert Whetter

Exodus Film Group

Primary Access
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Secondary Access
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Interpreted (ASL)
Closed Captioned