Carrie Fisher and Gary – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London.
So, this is important. Carrie Fisher has an invisible illness and disability – severe mental illness – and she’s been really open about it. Open to the point where she has her service animal Gary out on the press tours.
Yeah, a service animal. Not a guide dog, a therapy dog. Fisher has almost died because of her illness – and the reason she could DO Star Wars is because she has accommodations that work for her.
Everyone is talking about how Gary has stolen the show – but he is *important*. He is working. He is what she needs to go out and do this shit.
Next time someone with a disability asks for you to do something simple to accommodate them I want you to think of this. This is Princess Leia and this is her accommodation for her illness.