I’ve written a piece for Standard Issue about Finding Dory. (And the editor kept my terrible puns in. Win.)
On the same day last week, we had (a) an email from post-adoption support about the potential for the content of the film (separation from/reuniting with birth parents) to be decidedly unhelpful for adopted children, and (b) a leaflet home in the girls’ school bags about how wonderful Finding Dory is in connection with the NHS’s ‘Change4Life‘ campaign.
I thought this displayed a complete lack of joined-up thinking on the part of the NHS, who are supposed to care about our children’s mental health as well as their weight. I didn’t appreciate the blatant advertising for a film that they’re likely to find upsetting.
You can read my article here. Let me know what you think. (Feel free to suggest better puns…)