So often, people who have no idea what it’s like to live with a disability are the ones imposing their designs and opinions on those who do. “Independence” had no script. It features men, women, and children with disabilities speaking candidly about their experience in their own words.
Everyone on set had a direct connection to PWDs, including the first and second directors who both have children with disabilities. The marketing of Tommy Adaptive had to reflect the philosophy of the line itself—there is no “for us” without us.