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Ryan O'Connell  

Star & Creator of "Special"

Ryan O'Connell is the writer and creator of Special, a Netflix series that premiered in April 2019. O'Connell is a gay man with cerebral palsy - a condition which he has said took him years to accept, even pretending, following a car accident, that he was not disabled at all.

Ryan O’Connell has written for Thought Catalog, Vice, The New York Times, Medium, and other publications, as well as for MTV’s Awkward. He is the author of a memoir called I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, which is what his Netflix show is based on.

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