Acceptables, Defectives and the Worksky

A lot of 'disabled' activists assume all people with impairments are united in their often left wing aims and objectives and have similar experiences of impairmentism, based on their own experiences. They become defensive when you try to explain that due to the broad nature of impairment and the broad range of society it affects, … Continue reading Acceptables, Defectives and the Worksky

Ugly Duckling Syndrome

Ugly Duckling Syndrome is a concept I created many years ago, in my early 20s, as my attempt to explain my experiences of people as the only child with significance impairments at an all-boys mainstream school in 1985 from age 11 to 16. I believe the metaphor is self-explanatory. The ducklings are other children without … Continue reading Ugly Duckling Syndrome