Inclusion isn’t a 4-letter Word: A Silent Voice Review


(This review was previously posted on another blog. It is my own work, I own the rights to this piece. )

A few weeks back, I saw a movie that moved me for many reasons – but we’ll get into my personal feelings later. I first heard about this movie from a random Facebook event invite. Being the anime dork I am, and always ready to see a Japanese animated film in subs, I RSVP’d with the quickness. What made seeing this movie an experience for me, personally and emotionally, were the self-reflection and the people I ended up with whom I ended up seeing it.

A Silent Voice is a Japanese animated movie about an elementary school bully named Shoya Ishida and his victim, Shoko Nishimiya. Shoko is a young girl with a hearing disability, and is also the only deaf person in her school. Elementary school was tough…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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