Category Archives: Pop Culture

Zachary reviews the first nine episodes of Speechless.

Speechless Review: Season One Episodes 1-9

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Fall 2016 marked cerebral palsy’s introduction into the mainstream. A feat accomplished by ABC sitcom Speechless. Yes, a show dedicated entirely to a special needs family. Previously such programming airing on a top four network seemed implausible. 2016 appears to specialize in implausibility, though. See World Series champions Chicago Cubs and President-elect Donald Trump. Anyways…

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Zach Gowen Wows American Ninja Warrior

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June 13th, 2016 NBC aired amputee Zach Gowen’s run on American Ninja Warrior. Gowen wowed everyone as he took on the course. Just watch! After watching you might think. “Great job Zach Gowen! But Zachary, what does this have to do with cerebral palsy?” Fair question you. My analysis reveals three lessons that transcend amputees.…

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