Disabled People Are Not Expendable (yet we’re being left to die)

The views in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect that of any organisation I work with. They should be considered reflective of my position at the time of writing, which may have since changed. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has released its guidelines for critical care in Coronavirus. NICEContinue reading “Disabled People Are Not Expendable (yet we’re being left to die)”

How to share space in quarantine: setting the rules

I was discussing this with colleagues and realised that the negotiations I’ve been engaged in with my wife might be useful for other people. Now we’re both working from home, we need to find ways of not getting underfoot for each other, and here are some of the lessons I learned… Set ground rules forContinue reading “How to share space in quarantine: setting the rules”

Disabled people’s demands under coronavirus

I just spoke on a The World Transformed webinar about coronavirus, and I highlighted some key demands that are emerging from disabled people. A lot of people asked for more information about those in that chat, so here they are: Adequate pay (living wage) for Personal Assistants and carers who all work in high riskContinue reading “Disabled people’s demands under coronavirus”

Surviving Inside – fifteen tips on how to cope with self-isolation

Last summer I spent 6 months in hospital. Three months in one room in one hospital, 3 months in one room in another hospital. I won’t pretend I didn’t go a bit mad during this time – clawing at the walls and wishing I could get out more than once or twice a fortnight –Continue reading “Surviving Inside – fifteen tips on how to cope with self-isolation”

Dissembling Nature @ Deptford Literature Festival

I am very excited to be leading a workshop titled Dissembling Nature as a part of Deptford Literature Festival – it’s going to be great, and I really encourage you to book tickets (to everything else, as well!). I’ve been passionate about nature poetry for ages, and this is an opportunity to unpack the genreContinue reading “Dissembling Nature @ Deptford Literature Festival”

Now is a time for artists; now is a time for heroes

And collectivity – collective art, and collective heroism. The views in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect that of any organisation I work with. They should be considered reflective of my position at the time of writing, which may have since changed. We don’t have much time. The ice is melting,Continue reading “Now is a time for artists; now is a time for heroes”