Unpacking depictions of Deformity in the media.

There is something about the word ‘Deformity’ that makes me recoil slightly… it feels wrong and shameful, yet being born with a birth deformity is the one part of me I am most proud of. Recently I have become acutely aware of how deformities and physical impairments have been depicted in the media and I feel myself starting to question those depictions and the conversations around them. Inevitably, they always circle back to this societal expectation of needing to be ‘normal’.

So what does ‘normal’ even look like?

Considering that humans love their comforts, we have developed into a society…

Nikita Montlake

Deformity Advocate, Social Innovator, Rescue Pooch Mother

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