What You Did Not Know about Women with Disabilities and their Sexuality
Kalki Koechlin recently played ‘Laila’ in the film ‘Margarita with a Straw’. Laila is a young middle-class Indian girl with Cerebral Palsy, but this is a story that shows you never before insights into the identity and sexuality of a girl living with a disability. And there are so many such Lailas amongst us in India. Take Deepa Narasimhan, for example. She has a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which has left her with severely restricted mobility. Yet, with the aid of computers and her motorised wheelchair Deepa is a successful working professional who travels the world. Yes, amazing!
So, how about if I showed you Deepa’s life? What if I got Kalki talking about playing the role of a girl with Cerebral Palsy and living in a wheel chair for a few days? What if these two young women – the same age – asked each other questions? What if I changed the way you look at people with disabilities? What if I shared with you whether today’s youth are willing to date people with disabilities? Yes, I do all of this and more in the first episode of The Lakshmi Rebecca Show. And this video will tell you things you never knew before about people with disabilities and their sexuality.
This is a never-before candid conversation between an abled star and a differently-abled heroine. Watch it and it will either hit you like a bolt or leave you staring in the mirror. And when you are done watching this, tell me what you thought of it, tell me what else you would have liked to hear and share it for a reason that you believe in.
Click below, watch now.