International Women’s Day 2021

I’m not vulnerable because I’m a disabled woman, I’m vulnerable because.... Inspired by @BlondeHistorian and @GinnyAndT many disabled women are answering the above statement on Twitter with their experiences. (See also hashtags of #NotVulnerableIWD #IWD21 and #ChooseToChallenge). I wanted to write slightly more than Twitter will allow me, so many thanks for the inspiration for... Continue Reading →

Valentines Day

Or Single Awareness Day!! As someone with a partner, Valentine’s Day is ok, but a very commercialised celebration. We do give each other a card, but rarely celebrate hugely. We don’t need a special day to declare our love, we do that every day! It can be very hard to be single with so many... Continue Reading →

Accessible Advent

Over on Twitter a number of disabled people are doing their accessible advent. Naming things that would make life accessible for them. As someone who isn’t always great at managing to keep up with these social media things, I thought I could put mine together in a blog post instead. Here is my #AccessibleAdvent: 1)... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Chief Social Workers

I wrote an open letter to the chief social workers in England. It was published by community care here https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/12/03/profession-must-much-inclusive-disabled-people-letter-chief-social-workers/ Letter is written below: This year marks 25 years since passing of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), through which, for the first time, disabled people had rights in law to education, employment and to be... Continue Reading →

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