Monthly Archives: March 2013

Words and identities

We create and shape from our experiences and the contexts we encounter words in, but when it comes to trying to put it all within a word limit, an ‘in-house style’ AND giving a point of reference to Jo Blogs … Continue reading

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Eastlands homes….Not a place you would want to call home?

Can YOU imagine being a disabled person who uses all their ‘spare’ income to pay for care and equipment, receiving a flyer telling you not to spend money on bingo, drink or TV? HOW insulting to send this to all … Continue reading

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“Help our most vulnerable”

WHY are we back begging folk for lifts or transcribers so that we can protest? ┬áThe very reliance in our language on ‘ability phraseology’ shows just WHY we are still stuck with the begging bowl, or worse assumed to be … Continue reading

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Advertising, disability and parenting

I’m getting tired of ads on Facebook for things that are the opposite of what I want to see. It would seem that to avoid seeing pregnancy ads showing smiling ‘normal’ mothers and gummy ‘normal’ babies plus adoption ads (which … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day and still segregated?

Hi, It is _International_ Women’s Day and I thought I’d share with you all something that no disabled person can be unaware of; that the fight for women’s rights isn’t over yet! A parochial view of feminism being all sorted … Continue reading

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Disability is a full- time job

I’ve just seen a very thought provoking thread on a topic I have been mulling over for a while- “Disabled people are lazy.” I’m not talking about the Government spin on “getting us back to work” or even Rod Liddle’s … Continue reading

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