Last Tuesday’s film screening of Alive Inside with the Bassett medical students reminded me of a book I read in high school called, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. Tuesdays With Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie Schwartz, and one his students and author of the book, Mitch Albom. Morrie was […]Read more "Tuesdays With Morrie: The Value in Aging"
On October 30, 2011, the National Portrait Gallery opened its first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of sexual differences in modern American portraiture. Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art. Hide/Seek takes a historical approach, beginning […]Read more "Hide/Seek: Raising Awareness of AIDS Through Art"
Last Tuesday’s class reminded me of how much I love watching movies, which in turn reminded me of the several movies I have seen that depict people living with disabilities. Movies such as The Other Sister, Gattaca, I Am Sam, Temple Grandin, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Radio, Sling Blade, […]Read more "Cinema and Disability"
What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the word fashion? Rarely, if ever, is that word disabled for the vast majority of the world. Disability affects hundreds of families throughout the world. Often, people living with a disability enjoy many of the same pleasures of life as those living […]Read more "Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo"
What does it mean to be an individual? How do you define your individuality under the spotlight of cultural traditions? While reading Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers, I was struck by the author’s translucent scrutiny of the oppression of women’s individuality. Yezierska calls into question the limited roles offered to women in traditional families and the […]Read more "Bread Givers and the Oppression of Individuality"