DEAR DELTA AIRLINES,the movie you showed on your sf flight to
atlanta was incredible.called WINDANCER,it featured a young girl
in a wheelchair.BRAVO for the visibility of persons with disabil-
ity in film.this is rare. the plot revolved around her hate love
relationship to the horse [windancer] on whom she acquired this
injury. and on her fathers relationship to her and her disabili-
ty.and on her therapists relationship to her fathers
overprotectiveness and to her [the daughter] wanting to be cod-
dled [as they say] .im all for that. the only thing is ,I never
saw the young girl be anywhere but in the wheelchair and I never
saw her enjoy any friends.did she have friends? surely this is a
difficult situation.i know because im a quadraplegic myself.so I
do fault the film for making her 'the scapegoat,spoiled brat'yet
not showing any of how hard my life is.and how I should get angry
because the ranchouse does have stairs and everyone feels so bad
around me.and why does this therapist think she knows every-
thing.? the therapist looks kind of miserable in her own life.what
kind of role model is that.no one hugged or touched with genuine
affection in the movie except the young girl and the horse.no
wonder shes depressed.
she has no disabled people as role models out there in
montana.and probably if there are they are poor and in nursing
the role of the grandfather [brian keith] I
thought was cool.he looked on knowingly and didn’t get wigged out
by the wheelchair and...he hung out with the natives [Native american
people] although I dont think its fair you always have them
be trackers on the trail of something
WINDANCER,all in all I think is a good learning experience.
I should have had the headphones for the full effect.thankyou for
showing it .and thankyou for providing me with free airfare to
atlanta.with the paralympic spirit truely alive
DEAR ANNIE Liebowitz C/O SUSAN, FEB 25TH 1993
I WRITE YOU BECAUSE I HAVE A VISION THAT I HOPE YOU FIND TO BE OF
INTEREST.MY FRIEND BRENDA PRAGER KNOWS SUSAN AND BRENDA
SUGGESTED WE ATTEMPT TO MEET.
I AM A WHAT THEY CALL 'SEVERELY DISABLED' PERSON. MY VISION IS TO
PRESENT IMAGES OF 'DISABLED' PEOPLE [ME IN PARTICULAR] THAT ARE
AS MOVING AND STUNNING AND SEXY AND GORGEOUS AS ANY OF THE
'STARS' YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED.
I AM SOMEWHAT A 'STAR' IN THAT I HAVE BEEN TOURING IN AN
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PLAY FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS THATS BEEN COVERED
A BIT BY MAJOR MEDIA.I HAVE HAD MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOPE AS A
I AM A REAL LIFE,LIVING -MY LEFT FOOT-CHRISTY BROWN TYPE ARTIST.
THE REVOLUTION IN 'DISABILITY' OF THE 60'S THROUGH 90'S ALLOWS ME
TO THINK BIG.
I AM VERY EXCITED BECAUSE I CAN SEE CLEARLY THAT IMAGES OF
'DISABLED' PEOPLE COULD VERY FEASIBLY EXIST IN THE WORLD
NOW. ESPECIALLY IN THE FASHION/STYLE WORLD THAT MANY PEOPLE
FOLLOW SO CLOSELY.
MY WORK IS NOT SAPPY, ITS NOT PATHETIC.IVE TAKEN MY BEST SHOT AT
THE ISSUES THAT SURROUND MY 'DISABILITY'.
TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED BY YOU WOULD CERTAINLY LEAD BOTH OF US TO A
NEW DIMENSION. RELATIVELY UNEXPLORED. I AM MOST READY TO GO
THERE. AND I BELIEVE THE WORLD AWAITS BREATHLESSLY.ITS TIME.