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Woman Sees Adult Film Role As Advocacy Tool
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 29, 2006

SEVILLE, SPAIN--As disability rights advocates, we each find our own way to educate and inform others.

Encarna Conde, 45, the president of Spain's Association of Andalucian Ataxia Groups, has found her own way, too: Through the movies.

Not just any movies, though.

The film that features Encarna's on-screen debut, "Breaking Barriers", is . . . how do we say . . . an "adult" film.

The wheelchair user convinced a well-known adult film producer that people with disabilities weren't represented enough in the X-rated movie industry. But, when no actors with disabilities responded to casting calls, Encarna decided to volunteer.

According to Britain's The Guardian, whose reporter admittedly had not seen the film, it reportedly ends with a serious conversation between Encarna and her producer.

"Disabled women have to take steps forward and one should always be happy if one breaks a barrier," she said.

Related:
"Porn star in a wheelchair breaks barriers" (The Guardian)

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1805470,00.html
Encarna Conde's Weblog
[Note: This blog is in Spanish but has a "Babble Fish" English translation tool]

http://www.blogger.com/profile/16594538

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