Gritty documentaries, punk bands, and club nights are fighting for disabled people’s right to a rock n’ roll lifestyle if they so chose, writes Maria Evrenos.
But there are still many mentally disabled who don’t ever get out. Sometimes because they can’t afford it, don’t have anyone to help them go, or they are afraid to be exploited or harmed, or ridiculed. Tina Poyzer regretfully explains how she still sees appalling encounters in her line of work. “People still call them a spasm, laugh at them and even spit on them. It still happens.”