Let’s Get StArted
This is a blog where I will be discussing the liberation of disabled people from systemic disablism. I’ve been learning about this for the last decade, and all it’s taught me is how many questions there are. This is going to be a trip, and you’re welcome to come along with me.
However, if you want a story of a crip overcoming all the odds, or a litany of woes you’ll find neither. I’m not here for that. I’m not the story, the rubbish treatment of disabled people is.
Latest from the Blog
Against Badges and Cards for Disabled People
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
Disablism in LGBTIQ+ Spaces
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
The Validation Game
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
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