A found it very interesting when a fellow blogger called my arrogant and this is what the point of being a blogger, any blogger? When I mean is a blog is a public statement of how one individual sees a specific issue with the hope they may not be the only person in the world … Continue reading Bloggers are arrogant
I have cerebral palsy and I am proud to have cerebral palsy and it is as simply as that. For me, cerebral palsy is my impairment and has a larger significance in my identity than have being disabled because under the social model of disability, disability is external to who I am and may only … Continue reading CP and Proud
As I said yesterday, today I am flying to New York and while it is for a working holiday, it is still a change that is as good as a rest. It is the first summer holiday I have been some years and I now to try to have one every year in one way … Continue reading Going on a Summer Holiday
People who know me will know my favourite song is Proud by Heather Small. Is the song she asks "would have you done today you make you feel proud?" and I believe this is a brilliant question to answer and one I ask myself all the time. It does not have to be big or … Continue reading What have you done today?
Tomorrow I am flying to New York to spend a few days there before travelling by train to Pittsburgh for a conference on AAC. I have been through New York by plane and train before but I never had the good luck to by able to stay there and I am very excited about this … Continue reading New York New York
Every now and then I like to check who I am and what I have achieved in my life. It is very clear that in the last 40 years the life opportunities and experiences available to many disabled people has dramatically improved as this is our time to be liberated. Many of those 'disabled' people … Continue reading My contributions in the big fight
In reading about the history of the Paralympics here, it is interesting to see the forerunners of the games went back in 1948. Many see the home of the games as being Stoke Mandleville where the paralympics started as the Stoke Mandleville Games, which is also famous for its spinal injury unit, and its the … Continue reading A part of Paralympic History
Within social care, dignity is seem as an important quality to strive for as someone desired by users. There is however a few things to consider here. The first is that if has made dignity an issue then people have made an assumption that social care is naturally indignant and therefore it highlights professionals and … Continue reading Whose dignity?
Regular readers will know that since I had my electric wheelchair last year, one of the many issues that I have needed to put my energies into is sorting out the small matter that some taxi drivers simply refuse to take me in my wheelchair because of a whole range of nonsense reasons. They work … Continue reading Taxi Warfare
After some recent events involving taxi drivers I am come up with a theory of, lets say oppression for the want of a better word, which explains three stages that it could be argued happens in the oppression of disabled people or anyone else when it relates to treating someone less favourably than what could … Continue reading Ignorant, Discrimination and Hate Crime