As most of you know, we work with cosplayers to make videos for children who have hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition. So the ‘r word’ issue is a hot button one for me, and it hits close to home. I’ve used it before, without thinking much of it. Then, I started meeting and working with families affected by the condition…and I can’t in good conscience, continue to do so.
Maybe you’ve never used it maliciously. Maybe you don’t relate the word to disability. Either way, I’d like to invite all of you today to visit http://www.R-word.org, and learn a little about why it’s not okay to use the word; and if you wish, pledge not to use it.
Pixies, whether you’re one of my volunteer cosplay Pixies, a hydrocephalus family, or just someone who follows the blog or enjoys the videos- feel free to put Project Pixie Dust down in the optional organization slot. We’re all in this as a family, no?
Pardon the serious tone of this post, it’ll be business as usual soon! :-)