Alex T
I am a 22 year old History and Politics graduate. Now a freelance journalist, about to embark on an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University. I write about culture, sport and music, amongst many other things. Full time wheelchair user and NSPCC young ambassador for disability.

I am part of a nationwide team of young people who are involved in campaigning and participation work with ChildLine. Through ChildLine’s commitment to giving young people a voice, a group of us have been offered the opportunity to become youth bloggers to share ourviews and opinions on youth issues. All opinions in this post, and all ChildLine Youth Blogger posts do not represent the views of ChildLine or the NSPCC.’

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Entries by Alex T

MIT Boston Marathon Runner: 'If I had an Angel Looking Over Me at the Marathon, I Now Had One on Each Shoulder After Escaping the Shootout'

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2013 | (15:14)

Elia Harmatz ran the Boston marathon for fun. As the 23-year-old explains, 'I knew that I wasn't going to beat the Kenyans, but I was doing it for the experience'. Not that this was ever meant to involve escaping death by a matter of minutes. Twice in one week. Elia...

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Oscar Pistorius: The Fallen Hero Affirmed What I Already Knew

(40) Comments | Posted 26 February 2013 | (11:33)

The sharpest tragedy in the Pistorius scandal is the death of a young, intelligent woman - Reeva Steenkamp. Yet, the whole episode also threatens to strike a dagger into last year's Olympic legacy. For all that Pistorius did to prove the irrelevance of disability; he is now the blade runner...

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Paralympics Inspire the Here and Now, But the Race has Just Begun

(2) Comments | Posted 18 September 2012 | (19:38)

In the weeks leading up to the Paralympics the air was filled with a familiar, silent contradiction. The predominant line focused on how inspiring it was going to be, seeing athletes perform and overcome, despite their disabilities. At the same time, a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday, found...

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