Amanda Leduc: Ableism and Disability in Fairy Tales

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Though they may seem like simple tales with heartwarming messages, fairy tales sometimes provide a false sense of reality when they depict magic and divine intervention erasing disabilities and disadvantages. "Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space," author and disability advocate Amanda Leduc analyzes how the stories we learn when we're young help shape our ideas of self-worth, for better or worse.
Episode:
How Fairy Tales Shape Children
Aired:
Jul 06, 2020
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