Inside the History of Learning Disabilities

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The words on the collage, which is shown below, read:

This could have happened ANYWHERE
Born about 1830 Born today?
LOVE me DO
CLINICALLY PROVEN
THIS IS OUR LOVE LETTER TO YOU ANTONIA
The Medical Model was first getting established…
It was about doctors not the people
Music makes me happy!
Antonia might have said…
I am a woman!
Smart Powerful Beautiful
Antonia might have said…
I like to dance!
NATIONAL TREASURE
She was surrounded by others who saw her as a ‘specimen’
Resisting stereotypes
They say I’m happy… but am I?
Was Antonia unhappy? Did she have NO WORRIES?
Image is overrated BODY
She was treated differently
Want to take charge of your mental wellbeing?
VISION
TRAGEDY!
I am more than a small head, I also have a body
Antonia was pictured dressed in prison-type clothing and no hair – it de-feminised her
Clothes are overrated
I don’t get the VIP treatment

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