Disability Hate Crime
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Disability Hate Crime

As a disabled woman, I have suffered various forms of abuse since my spinal injury in 2003. From careless and cruel micro-aggressions on social media – ‘what IS wrong with your smashed up face, revolting body etc?’ – to more threatening acts, including threats of sexual violence. To give one perhaps extreme yet very honest...

Disability and Covid 19
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Disability and Covid 19

In the seventeen years since I was paralysed in a car crash I have spent days, weeks and even years trapped at home for health reasons. And I am not the only one. For thousands of people with physical or mental disabilities, as well as long term health conditions, this is a part of our...

CITY AM: Disability Employment Rights
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CITY AM: Disability Employment Rights

My article in City AM All we want for Christmas is for politicians to commit to helping disabled workers As we hurtle towards the polls this week, my thoughts are turning to how disabled people can make their voices heard during an unusually festive election period (the last December General Election was in 1923). I...