Category Archives: Me Before You

John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

As we have been covering since spring, here, here, here and here, disability rights advocates around the country, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand held protests against the movie “Me Before You” for its hateful message that some disabled people are better off dead. John shares the same disability as the fictional Will in the movie, … Continue reading John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

Face To Face: Challenging the “Better Dead Than Disabled” Message

Two video projects led by people with disabilities, one in the U.S. and one in Canada, are challenging the mainstream message that it’s better to be dead than disabled. We all know that personal stories are often the most effective forms of communication, and that’s exactly what these projects offer in face-to-face communication. The U.S. … Continue reading Face To Face: Challenging the “Better Dead Than Disabled” Message

In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note: Mea Culpa, we meant to post a blog on this as soon as we got the video captioned, and it’s been posted in our “In the News” section, but catching up belatedly here in the blog. . .] In this in-depth interview, Not Dead Yet’s New England regional director John Kelly critiques the … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide

NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 John Kelly 617-536-5140 For Immediate Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to … Continue reading NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides

Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”

During recent “Me Before You” discussions, some of us wondered if most fictional romances between disabled and nondisabled characters were always cut short. I started thinking about a story I read a long time ago. I don’t  remember how old I was when I first read The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”