Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community
We’re not just concerned about disappointing story arcs – we’re talking about real, visceral impact on real people, people who are already devastatingly underrepresented on television and in life.
Thinking Of Us All – Disability Day of Mourning
Society does not treat disabled people with the compassion, respect or listening ear with which it treats our abusers.
#DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity
These hashtags should not be seen as harmful to the NHS. Instead, they should be seen as an opportunity to listen to patients, listen to disability activists, and instigate reform that could change the NHS for the better.
I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One
I shudder at the thought of it being an option to other vulnerable young autistic people, never giving them the chance they deserve to come through it and learn a sense of pride in who they are.
The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger
He goes through so much and is still the happiest creature. It’s like we were meant to find each other. We both struggle. And we know how to look after each other.
‘Autistic’ Is Not An Insult
I will not stand by and watch the bastardisation of a word that is part of my very definition.
Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.
Quiet carriages are absolutely a lifeline for disabled people like myself. Some days they are the only reason I have the emotional energy to succeed at work.
‘My Working Memory Isn’t Working’: autism, forgetfulness and executive dysfunction
My brain is juggling so many things, and if you throw something else at me without warning, the likelihood is that I’m going to miss it altogether or drop it before its first rotation is complete.
An Autistic Guide to Navigating Transport Issues
It was a crushing, overpopulated corner of hell, and I promised myself I would never go into the situation again unarmed.
Sorry Not Sorry
I feel obliged to give constant apologies for existing as a neurodiverse person in a neurotypical world.