Disability, Opinion, TedTalks

Feature Friday: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much!

Earlier this week, when I asked my uncle to review my CV (he used to work at IBM), he told me to include the fact that I’m an ambassador for the autistic community.

In response, he gave me a link to a Ideas.Ted.com blog post regarding the late Stella Young’s 2014 Ted Talk I watched way back then (see at the bottom of this post). I wrote a little comment about it underneath at the time, and promptly forgot about it.

Six years later, I’m surprised to find that my words got included in the blog as a Smart Comment. This is what I wrote:

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Journalism, Review

Film Review: Jumanji 2

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As a kid, I loved the original Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams and was-then-tiny Kirsten Dunst.

Of course, I had been wanting to see the updated sequel ever since I was unable to see the subtitled screen at my local cinema, due to actually working at that same cinema.

Following on from the story in 1996 and set in 2017, Jumanji is updated into the fashionable present-day style of gaming: a video game. While in detention, these four teens find an abandoned game, decide to play it, get sucked into a whole new world, and they have to play it in order to save Jumanji.

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Journalism, Review

Movie Review: BlackKkKlansman

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BlackKkKlansman is one of those biographical movies that you watch and go: “Oh, my God… THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!”

Directed by Spike Lee, it follows the true story of real life black cop, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (aka KKK) in 1978.

When a rookie and the first black cop in Colorado Springs Police Department, Stallworth found a classified ad in the city newspaper about KKK, which invited interest from like-minded people. Curious, he contacted them claiming to be a white man, who shared the same values. An undercover operation springs, as one of Stallworth’s colleagues, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) impersonated Ron at KKK meetings.

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