Author Archives: jmaucsd

Disabilities & the Motives in Media

Throughout this quarter I have come across particular themes that stood out to me while analyzing the angle of viewership that media focuses on.  I have separated the them into three categories with examples of how these people are represented … Continue reading

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Disabled or Supercrip?.. How about you call me an “Athlete”

Are media sources motives to empower the Paralympics or are they under-representing not only the athletes in games, but the athletes not in them as well? “Disabled: physically or mentally impaired, injured, or incapacitated” (“Disabled”).  I found this definition just … Continue reading

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Running Made Possible

Running is something that I have discussed in previous blogs about, how it was a huge part of my life for a long time up until this year.  Yes, I am still running here and there but definitely not how … Continue reading

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Freaks of Nature

I chose this image in light of my topic which focuses on athletes with disabilities who’s goals are to continue pursuing their goal competitively in running.  This image is an ad for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is promoting … Continue reading

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Spandex and Sports bras for a uniform

As a runner for many years, I always got teased or mocked for certain things that I either wore, said, or did with my friends.  A lot of times, people associate being a runner with assumptions of us always being … Continue reading

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Athletes with Disabilities & the Struggle to be Fair to All

Hi everyone!  I am a transfer student from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, but grew up and went to school in Orange County, Mission Viejo my whole life.  I am a communications major, still very unsure about my field … Continue reading

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