When non-disabled people attend inaccessible events, they’re building their careers by treading on disabled people. Why does this matter?
The social model of disability teaches us that our activist focus should be on changing society, not our bodies – but how does that work in practice?
The argument often goes that if mental illness was treated like physical illness people would get better treatment. I disagree
Introducing care agencies – how they operate and some of the advantages and disadvantages I’ve found with them.
The medical model of disability tells me I’m fundamentally broken and in need of fixing – but is this true?
#NotDying is my first poetry show, and you have an exclusive chance to see it on the 6th June – don’t miss this
It is a sadly common fact for disabled people (and in the context of this blog, specifically wheelchair users) to be blocked from attending events because of a lack of access, but whenever I discuss this with non-disabled people, they’re shocked that this happens at all. A lot of people fall prey to the JustContinue reading “Complaining About Access: How non-disabled people can help”
Wheeled I am wheeled. My weightin legs as flesh made solid ashalf dead and halfalive as weakness but I. I – my movement joy. Myleap up jagged kerbs. Myspeed. I trail people; walking –half running. Failing tocatch me. I keep going. I; after your hoursand blisters my battery runsI speed. I swerve. I keepon going.Continue reading “Wheeled – a poem for International Wheelchair Day”
A friend recently asked me how I manage to not use social media excessively and balance energy requirements to achieve things I want to. In writing up my answer, I thought it might be useful for people other than them, so it became a blog. I deal with quite significant energy limitations. While they’re betterContinue reading “Pacing and priorities: managing energy impairment”