Difference, Not Indifference: Violet Evergarden, autistic representation, and the social model of disability

The first five episodes of Violet Evergarden depict Violet’s efforts to become a letter-writer known as a “Doll.” During this arc, Violet positively portrays the behaviours and difficulties commonly experienced by people with autism, and the way she becomes a Doll reflects an important idea in disabled activism: the social model of disability.