Out of all my impairment related difficulties I have, my most challenging is my speech impairment. This is something I have needed to overcome all my life. I believe I have been extremely successful in how I manage my impairment although it has remained a key component in my impairment identity and something I had … Continue reading Overcoming my speech impairment
I think to start this piece, I believe it is important for me to clarify that I have nothing against people who have learning difficulties, but it is not something I personally have. It would be like a straight person being mistaken as gay, it does not mean they have a problem with gay people. … Continue reading Why do many people perceive me as having learning difficulties?
I wanted to clarify my stance on Human Rights after a recent discussion on the apparent UN Investigation into yet to be confirmed accusations of possible breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.OK, I have been involved with the Council of Europe Youth Directorate since the 1990s, and its Human Rights … Continue reading My stance of Human Rights and the UN Investigation
It is clear to me that there is a love/hate relationship between DPAC and myself, they hate me and I love the fact I annoy them! I admit that I have made myself an easy target for their attacks, ut I am quite happy with position I have taken with them.I have spent the last … Continue reading DPAC and me!
After a year where work has been difficult, things are finally picking up. I have been building a lot of bridges and a number of things, including the publication of my ‘Achieve Support’ report has meant that my profile has increased in a positive way. I can put the ATOS incident of last summer behind … Continue reading I am doing great
It would be argued that in terms of my social network, my experience and expertise, and my political influence, I am nearing the top of my game and I am certainly well known and I think well respected by my peers, despite my controversial nature. The problem I have always faced in getting paid what … Continue reading Getting Paid is Hard
I know it has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog, and this is because the last few months has been busy as I been preparing things in the background. This has included building bridges with people I have offended in the past because I realised for my benefit of myself, and … Continue reading Getting serious
This has been the week some readers may know where my apparent nemesis, Sue Marsh, has made a very big deal about the fact she got thrown off the panel of a Channel 5 live slanging match on benefit reforms, where in her own words, her ‘supporters’, appear to be referring to it as the … Continue reading I do not mind being unpopular
I am aware a vocal minor of my twitter followers because i am just being controversial to cause a reaction but I do actually stand by what I say and happy to explain anything to the nth degree if someone would give me a chance. I have my own opinion and I am not a … Continue reading I stand by what I say
During my rather excellent Christmas Holiday, I had time to really think about what brands and whole general image of a self-employed disability consultant and now ‘controversial inclusion activist’. I had not changed my colours for each brand in over 5 years and with all the websites I look at all day, I believed it … Continue reading A new look for a new year