Dec 1st, 2021
Today’s story is a Hungarian folktale, Szusza. It’s a very cruel story with undertones of mental disability, domestic violence, and abuse, but somehow as a silly narrative. The narrative is about the “poor” husband who has to deal with his good for nothing wife, Szusza, who just can't do anything right and keeps making mistakes in everyday tasks and chores. The story doesn’t talk about Szusza’s perspective. The episode comes out before International Day of People with Disability, which recognizes visible and invisible disabilities. Some disabilities, like mental health disorders, chronic pain, and fatigue, are invisible – but that does not make them any less devastating to someone’s quality of life.