There is a really common experience that I think is shared by every disabled person at some point, often daily or weekly, and that is being accused of faking ones impairment or overstating it’s disabling impact to gain sympathy/support/access to adaptations and so on. It’s clear disablism in action, stemming from a narrative lots of […]
Read More Against Badges and Cards for Disabled People
Queer Theory has provided a really useful lens for examining the marginalising effects of existing in ways that deviate from societal norms. As a Queer Crip I found that it not only helped me find new ways to understand my sexuality and gender, but that it helped me think differently about how disablement impacted my […]
Read More Disablism in LGBTIQ+ Spaces
If you’re disabled in the UK, then you’ll be used to having your impairment reality questioned by others. Are you really that sick? Are you malingering? Is it because you are just a weak person? What did you do wrong to get like that? Is it because you want special treatment because you are lazy […]
Read More The Validation Game
We’ve all listened to people tripping over their tongues trying to find the most politically correct way of calling a disabled person a disabled person. I’m going to give you my view on it, which is based in the radical social model.
Read More Progressive Language
A look at the various way the subject of disability is approached and framed.
Read More What is Disability?