Me Before You: Another Perspective

A different kind of review from my chronic illness blog

The Spoon Project

As someone with a disability I was not offended by the movie Me Before You. There has been a wave of negatives reviews and propaganda surrounding its release. Many of those with disabilities are outraged but I am not—at all. It, in fact, captured a lot of feeling I have had during my journey. Suicidal actions and suicidal thoughts are huge in our population, and I thought it did a great job of bringing that to the public’s attention. It is not uncommon for people to want to be relieved of the pain and depression that accompanies so many illness and disabilities especially when you have a variety of conditions (co-morbidity is high for chronic illnesses). Many of the people I know who struggle (as well as myself) have thought about during their journeys. This movie brings up a very real and very important issue.

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