Plain Jane: The Shockumentary is no normal documentary about a woman with disabilities. Because Jane Hash is no ordinary woman.
Jane was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition which is manifested by extremely brittle bones. At birth, Jane had twenty-six broken bones and was not expected to live three hours. By the time she was in high school, she had broken two hundred bones. But she doesn’t want your sympathy nor does she want praise for making it through her daily routine. As she says, “I don’t have a degree in sitting on my ass.” What Jane wants is for you to see those with disabilities differently. To see them as people first, not as a resource for what activist Stella Young calls “Inspirational Porn” or as weaklings who need to be rescued.
This is not a story of coping with a disease. Jane’s story is about an empowered woman living the life she chooses, making films, starting companies like Classy Little Fashions, and leading a fun and adventurous life. Jane is inspirational not because of her disease but because of her message of acceptance, the courage to try new things, and the desire to live life to the fullest.
Listen in to this fun and thought-provoking interview. Then view Plain Jane: The Shockumentary for some eye-opening laughs.