Just Having More Disabled People on TV Is Not Enough

For as long as I can remember, one of the complaints from all corners I have heard is that there is not enough disabled people on television. While this can often feel the case, the reality is television has always included and portrayed people with a range of impairments, it is however just not in … Continue reading Just Having More Disabled People on TV Is Not Enough

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Being Normal Has Never Appealed to Me

Normality has been a concept I have wrestled with most of my life, and it was the topic and title of a play I wrote in 1991 about my experiences of being a disabled pupil at an all-boys mainstream school within a very different era. I believe Normality can be seen in two very distinct … Continue reading Being Normal Has Never Appealed to Me

Disability in 2020

The surprising general election result has left many disability campaigners and activists in shock, with immediate welfare based allegations of all round doom and gloom in what they see as an unfair result. But the nation voted and in England at least, their welfare based desire to exclude disabled people in the name of fairness … Continue reading Disability in 2020

Which Political Party Is Good for Disabled People?

This election has been a confusing yet dull election. What was 5 years ago a traditional two and a half horse race has now exploded into a rainbow of parties, although they all seem to be fighting in their own ways for the middle ground, promising to be safe rather than bold.When it comes to … Continue reading Which Political Party Is Good for Disabled People?