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    Default TBI media portrayal in "Fosters"

    http://toniasays.blogspot.com/2017/0...5-telling.html This was a very interesting review by a person with TBI and her sister with Cerebral Palsy about how TBI is portrayed in the show "Fosters"
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    Scene about invisible disability and TBI on “The Fosters”

    Text - Support Group / Jesus and Moms - Fosters

    TBI Survivor [off screen]:* ...like, blow-up with a friend over, like, nothing.* We were playing a board game and I totally lost it.**

    Jesus: [to Lena]* This is pointless.* Can we get out of here?

    Lena:* Please, just give it a chance.

    Survivor:* I tried to explain that it wasn't me.* That I sometimes literally can't control my emotions.* But people - and even my own family, who spent all those days in the hospital with me - they still don't get it.**

    Jesus: [Sits back.* What she's saying is hitting him.]

    Survivor:* Because I look fine, they think I should be like I used to be.* They don't understand...*

    Jesus: [Looks at Lena; hurt]

    Survivor: ...because the disability you have is invisible.**

    Stef: [Listens.* Takes this in.]

    Survivor:* So, they think you're either being defiant, or not trying, or faking it to get off easy.

    Jesus: [Listening, getting emotional]

    Survivor: They end up talking about you behind your back.* Not sharing stuff with you 'cause they think that you can't handle it.**

    Jesus: [listening, but it's getting harder for him]

    Survivor:* ...makes you feel even more alone and isolated.

    Jesus: [swallows, tries to keep it together]

    Survivor:* But I don't want to tell anyone when I don't understand things.* Or when I forget where I parked my car.* Which happens a lot.

    Other Survivors: [laugh gently]

    Survivor:* Sometimes I just wish I could fade away because it's easier to be alone than to constantly be misunderstood....

    Jesus: [close up on Jesus, struggling to keep composure]

    Survivor: ...by people I love the most.

    Lena: [sees Jesus upset] Honey...

    Jesus: [bolts from the chair]

    JESUS - OUTSIDE - MOMS COME TO JOIN HIM

    Lena:* That's what we're doing to you, isn't it?

    Jesus: [nods, forces a smile through tears]* I know you guys don't mean to but...

    Stef:* Love, you don't have to say that, okay?* We've been, uh...

    Lena: We've been doing this wrong.* And I'm so sorry.* We really thought that we were just helping you.

    Jesus:* I know it's just...every time you guys try to help me it makes me feel like I--I CAN'T do it.* Or like I'm bad.* Or broken, or something.

    Lena: [tearfully] Honey, you're not broken.* You're not.* And I promise you that we're gonna stop* making you feel that way.**

    Jesus: [exhales, relieved]

    Stef and Lena: [hug him]
    http://toniasays.blogspot.com/2018/0...-and-moms.html
    Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
    My website for my original short films! http://cripvideoproductions.com/astrokeofendurance.php

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