Are ‘Gender Neutral’ loos another attack on wheelchair users?

When I was at a conference at Leeds University last month, I saw a sign on the wheelchair accessible toilet saying 'GN', as well as the wheelchair symbol, which I assumed, was short for Gender Neutral. I found this quite interesting as it raised a few issues for me and the purpose of accessible toilets … Continue reading Are ‘Gender Neutral’ loos another attack on wheelchair users?

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I need to feel I have a place in society

In recent weeks I have been reflecting on what are the triggers that cause me to become annoyed, particularly in terms of what I read on Twitter. My conclusion is that what annoys me the most is when I feel my value in society is being undermined, especially when others do not see things in … Continue reading I need to feel I have a place in society

How I confronted my trolls

The response of social media towards the stealing of my trike. where my original post was shared over 24000 times, demonstrated the positive activity of social media that is possible and it was the sole reason that the trike was found and returned. However, it was only a few weeks before this that I was … Continue reading How I confronted my trolls

Disabled people are not always the experts

One of the myths of independent living that I have grown up with is that people with impairments are the experts about their situation, especially when it comes to what they need in terms of social care. This has led to a demand for self-assessment, where people with impairments decide themselves what support they require … Continue reading Disabled people are not always the experts