You are invited to a Twitter chat about disability representation in the Netflix series One Day at a Time with Liz Lopez of the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities and Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project on April 18, 2019, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern. Join us for a conversation about the characters, storylines, and Latinx disability representation of this fantastic & entertaining show.
One Day at a Time on Netflix is a reboot of a sitcom developed by Norman Lear that aired 1975-1984. The updated version centers on an intergenerational Cuban American family living in Los Angeles. Developed by Executive Producers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, the show released its third season on February 8, 2019.
On March 14, 2019 Netflix announced they will not be renewing the show for a fourth season. Let’s take this opportunity to come together as fans, appreciate the show, and give thanks to the cast and crew.
For recaps and articles about One Day at a Time: https://www.vulture.com/tv/one-day-at-a-time/
For more on efforts to find a new home for One Day at a Time: https://uproxx.com/tv/one-day-at-a-time-lin-manuel-miranda/
No new news. But I know you are out there loving us. Supporting us. And that is why we do what we do with such love. For you. So, thank you. More soon. #SaveODAAT
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) April 3, 2019
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 4, 2019
The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) is a volunteer organization comprised of Disabled Latinx leaders and allies from across the nation. We came together in 2016 to form CNLD because we shared the experience of living fractured identities (in Disabled and Latinx worlds, respectively). Throughout these two years, CNLD leadership has grown into a network of colleagues who have become like family.
How to Participate
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/
Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions
Remember to use the #ODAATandDisability hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #ODAATandDisability”
We will be discussing storylines and characters from all three seasons of the Netflix series One Day at a Time. It’s ok if you haven’t seen every episode but be warned for spoilers. #ODAATandDisability
On March 14, Netflix announced their decision not to renew One Day at a Time. While we’re disappointed and heartbroken, let’s appreciate this show including everyone that was a part of it during today’s chat. #ODAATandDisability #SaveODAAT
Q1: Let’s do this! Please introduce yourself and share what you love about One Day at a Time. What were some of your favorite moments, stories, or characters from all three seasons? #ODAATandDisability.
Q2 How well does One Day at a Time depict cultural attitudes toward recovery, trauma, mental health, stigma, and wellness? What are some notable examples from the show? #ODAATandDisability
Q3 Multiple characters in One Day at a Time have disabilities such as Penelope’s anxiety and depression and Schneider’s recovery from substance use. What are your thoughts on the development of these two characters and their storylines? #ODAATandDisability
Q4 In addition to Penelope and Schneider, where else do you see disability representation in One Day at a Time throughout seasons 1-3?
In season 3 the show delved into Penelope’s mental health with episode 9, “Anxiety” where she shares her struggles with a veterans support group. https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/one-day-at-a-time-recap-season-3-episode-9-anxiety.html
Q5 What are the different forms of treatment, care, and social support you noticed in One Day at a Time?
Todd Grinnell, the actor who plays Schneider, shared his experience with sobriety and addiction with the writers of One Day at a Time last year. It informed Schneider’s struggle and relapse in season 3. #ODAATandDisability https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/one-day-at-a-time-season-3-todd-grinnell-schneider.html
Q6 How can television shows and movies improve their understanding of the lived experiences of disabled Latinx people, disabled people in general, and other underrepresented groups? #ODAATandDisability
Q7 One Day at a Time is centered on a family that’s both biological and chosen. What does the show say about the importance of relationships, love, acceptance, self care, vulnerability, and interdependence? #ODAATandDisability
Q8 Few tv shows are centered on Latinx families and culture, much less disabled Latinx characters. What do you want to see in the future from shows like One Day at a Time on representation of disability, chronic illness, and mental health in the Latinx community? #ODAATandDisability
This concludes our #ODAATandDisability chat! Thank you to everyone for joining us today, especially co-host @DisabledLatinx. Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly.