‘Inspiration Porn’: Paralympians know it when they see it

In less than a decade since “inspiration porn” first surfaced in Ramp Up, an Australian publication focused on disability, the phrase has gained increasing prominence and layers of meaning. It has motivated, or shamed, some news organizations into reconsidering the language and substance of their coverage of people with disabilities. It has gained particular resonance at the Paralympic Games.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion

Author:
Gwen Knap

Source:
New York Times

Date published:
Sun 5th Sep, 2021