My name is Lara. I am a screenwriter, disability advocate and PhD student in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies at Chapman University. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Film Studies with a minor in Disability Studies as well as an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Due to my passion for disability rights and advocacy, I have interned at two different disability rights organizations and have a vested interest in exploring disability as it relates to various forms of media, particularly television, film, new media and online fandom.
I was inspired to start this blog after meeting my friend Lexi at CommuniCon 2 in October 2013. My intentions since then have been to use this blog to explore how disability studies has influenced the television, film and online fandom media landscape I take part in. Many of these posts will stem from personal experience, but some posts may also cover the academic facets of disability studies.
I also have a page titled ‘Writing Projects’ which may be updated periodically and details my past, current and future writing-related endeavors.
Thank you for stopping by to read my blog. Enjoy!