The way many disabled people appear to be hypersensitive to everything, putting anything bad in their lives down to discrimination and hate crime because they are disabled, reminds me of how many black people were in the early 90s in terms of racism. This therefore gives me hope things may improve as disabled people are more included … Continue reading Being a coconut
In what has become this week's theme on the realities of life, today's message is that life can just suck, not because "I a disabled" and because of any other political label, but because it can simply suck. And the approach to life sucking should not be handled by signing a petition, writing to your … Continue reading Life can just suck
People may know that I am very sceptical about the existence of disability related hate crime in the way it is portrayed where disabled people should be frightened to walk the streets for fear of unspeakable harassment. There is bullying and I was bullied at school but to label it as hate crime is giving them credit where no … Continue reading Hatred greed?
In examining the never ending demanding of disability charities, user led or not, I must wonder if what they see as need is just now greed. For example, disabled people in London have a whole host of public transport benefits not available elsewhere and yet they want more and then add insult by declaring its awful. They … Continue reading Need or Greed?
Many people, especially disabled people, believe that rights related to an automatic good standard or quality of life when this is simply not the case nor can be the case. For myself, rights and equality is about having access to the same range of experiences as anyone and that means the good ones as well … Continue reading Equality of Bad Experiences
We live in an era when all news providers are branded and now have a style of reporting which is part fact and part comment. Gone are the days when for example television news was simply the facts and it was just the newspaper we had to read in context. Now with so much factual … Continue reading Everything but News
Today is my birthday and you would be right to guess that I am 38 years old. It is a number that does not have a lot of meaning to me, except I am closer to the very significant age of 40, which is the new 30 and where life begins! Even my dear friend, … Continue reading Number 38
Many regularly readers will understand that it is no surprise that I feel the issue of disability is very unwell right now. The battle between the medical and social models of disability is greater than it has ever been but too many people are not understanding what is going on or indeed what side they … Continue reading Disability is very sick
A few weeks ago a friend told me about the term 'Dislabeled' which kinda really summed up how I am feeling right now about the whole issue of disability. As so many people fight to be labelled disabled because of the benefits they can get from the label, I have always had the label of … Continue reading I am Dislabled
Whatever happened to the many opportunities for disabled people to take part and 'have a go' in many sport and other adventurous activities? In the late 80s and 90s I made the most on the many opportunities around me but this was the era where the keyword was "can" and not as it is now, … Continue reading Let’s Be Adventurous