Divergent

Cr*pple Media

In this episode of Divergent, Calum speaks to Cr*pple Magazine founder Emily Flores about media representation, community and coming up against the isolation that can come with living in a divergent body.

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Cr*pple Magazine founder Emily Flores has been featured in The New York Times and Teen Vogue, and many other platforms advocating for meaningful and accurate representation and inclusion for people with a disability. Calum began to feel less isolated when he found and began writing for Cr*pple Magazine after acquiring his disability.

When discussing disability representation Calum and Emily found themselves asking: What makes the human condition and what makes us human? Is it something in our ability to relate to each other and feel understood and heard? How can we feel understood and heard if we don't have a voice or if no one is listening?

In this episode of Divergent, Calum and Emily unpack themes around media representation, community and coming up against the isolation that can come with living in a divergent body, summed up by Gracen M Brilmyer:

“Much historical documentation of disability is produced by those in power, and the voices of those whose lives are affected by such representation are often missing from records.”

-Gracen M Brilmyer - Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies at McGill University and PhD, University of California Los Angeles.

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      Calum Glendinning-Clark was born in Scotland and is a dual citizen of both Scotland and Australia. He is a 28 year old walking paraplegic with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Calum is interested in disability advocacy and activism. He is a writer for Cripple Magazine, part founder of ParaRise and works at a disability employment service. Calum is passionate about amplifying the voices of the disability community and providing insight into the infinite variability of the human body. He loves music, the arts, ideas and physical movement.

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