This month I’m participating in WEGO Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge.
I’ve often been told that my life should be a TV show. It’s hard to think of a TV show that compares to my life (there’s also the small fact that the TV provides more background noise than entertainment these days). Unless it’s Dallas, and let me just take a moment to thank God that my life is nothing like Dallas. I wouldn’t mind if my life were like Sullivan & Son, at least for a short period of time; I have a feeling that even that would get old quick.
Now that we have Push Girls I wonder what the future of television is going to look like. Or more accurately I wonder how long it’s going to be before television becomes more inclusive. I know there’s been talk of wanting to see another disability represented on Push Girls, and as nice as that would be I’d rather not stop there.
I’m not saying that I’d be for a “CP only” show either.
I will tell you though people with CP are some of the funniest people you’ll ever meet (see: Mike Berkson, for example).
It’s a complicated subject I can’t adequately express my thoughts at this very moment (but Push Girls is the closest thing out there, reality of scripted).
As for a TV show where my CP (&/or I) were the main subject?
I’d be pretty boring, or terrifying, depending on your feelings about surprise medical procedures.
At most you could probably get a few specials out of my life, and they’d probably have the lowest ratings ever (not to mention the editing that’d probably be necessary since there’s a very small filter holding my brain and mouth together).
As entertaining as people think I am (& tell me about it), I’m not nearly as entertaining as some of my family members. Not by a long shot. So turning the camera on my family would be much more interesting, like a K@rdashian/Chr!sley/W@hlberg combination. (Basically a whole lot of “What are they doing?”)
As much as I say I wouldn’t want to be the subject of a reality show I don’t think I’d mind as much if I was part of an ensemble (especially if it were my family). They’re all entertaining enough that all I’d have to do is sit back and throw in a comment here and there to prove I’m actually part of the family.
So tell me, would you want to see a “CP-centered” show on TV?