Monthly Archives: August 2015

Inspiration Porn

 I’ve stopped using busses because I was scared I’d have a full on PTSD episode if attacked. We have a few cases each year of someone pretending not to know that guide dogs are allowed into shops. The ‘doubting people’ … Continue reading

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‘Vulnerability’: Reporting and Reacting to Threat: Policing Our Bodies and Managing Our Selves

It would be very dangerous for us to win the public understanding that we are victims of particular situations and dynamics without being entirely clear that the ‘same’ situations and dynamics may have far more severe consequences for someone with … Continue reading

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White Cis Men slaps…..and navigating Pride in a chair

I found this extremely interesting and challenging. The reaction was ‘is this necessary today?” was immediate as was my slow realisation of that irritation being cognitive dissonance at work. It’s a powerful piece open to vast misinterpretation but capable of … Continue reading

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Break the Mould: Make a Good Job Of It!

I think we have to have a can do approach otherwise people will push us around. Until recently I was sick of hearing non- disabled people use the fact that many other people had a ‘can do’ attitude or a … Continue reading

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Beyond ‘Your Child With Cerebral Palsy”. If I could sell the version I needed as a person with CP. …..

‘Can Do’ is a topic that comes up a lot in disability circles. I’d so much like to dig deeper and look at what might be behind it as a cultural attitude that I’m thinking of writing an article on … Continue reading

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