My vision is to run a podcast for disabled and non disabled people alike. Every guest will share an interesting story of their personal journey. The listeners will gain helpful insights, advice and optimistic words. Much needed with today's pessimistic media circus.
The problem is, there is no beast, no ugly creature to fall in love with, nothing there to challenge our approach to physical appearance. And this is an evidence for society's continuing discomfort with looking different.
I have recently been to Torino, in the north west Italy, and I pleasantly discovered that it is a city that has chosen to dismantle many of those insurmountable barriers; thus becoming one of Italy's favourite destination of tourism for the disabled.
From employers' negative attitudes and views, to limited support in finding jobs, there are many reasons why people with learning disabilities struggl...
It's clear that the power of a myth not only poisons people with lies, but renders many disabled women of the world to a life of misery and torture. It is time people for to rise up and challenge such myths, so we can live in an accepting, inclusive world
The wheelchair has been great. Pushing him in it is much easier than the buggy he was too big for. And sometimes it helps by providing a quick explanation to strangers when he has challenging behaviour. I suppose because with a wheelchair, disability is quickly visible. But it took a while to get used to having it...
Although, I was not able to use the underground, this did not ruin my mini break. Since I am a wheelchair user I have learned, that nothing goes as planned and you always have to be prepared to rearrange, adapt, find a solution and make the most of it.
Things have improved and I've been lucky enough to be involved in some big steps forward. I was the first actor with a learning disability to play a character without a disability on stage, a big moment for the learning disability community of actors. It's these opportunities that keeps me going.
To ask if people with low IQs, which may include people with learning disabilites, shouldn't have the right to have children is very unfair. There are a lot of stories about people who don't have a learning disability and have children and find out it's not something they can handle.
One of the cornerstones of our union is; "honesty." "No reservations"; If either side cannot be honest and trust on the honesty of the other, if honesty fades away, so will the respect and soon after the love will die, and the relationship will cease to exist.
Personally, I can't understand why they would want to have a civil partnership in the first place. They have no idea of the struggle people in same sex relationships faced to be allowed to get married. Many people in same sex relationships did not see civil partnerships as a positive thing. Civil partnerships were their compromise when they could not have marriage by law.
Disabled people enjoy clothes as much as any other human being. Disabled people are fashionable too. From a pair of high shoes, a tight fitted dress, a pop of bright coloured lipstick - to a designer handbag - fashion and beauty makes us feel good. When you feel good, you look good. Confidence is everything and we could all do with an extra boost of confidence. Fashion and beauty really is for every BODY.
Across the world up to 1.2 billion people live with some sort of disability, it is estimated. That's equivalent to the population of China. In the UK...
Six years ago my youngest son was diagnosed with autism and in the blink of an eye all things accessed so easily were tragically snatched away. The simple task of booking a family holiday soon became something drifting quickly out of my reach.
Disabled people often face a lack of representation in media, art and culture, despite the fact that there are over 11million people with disabilities or long term illnesses in the UK alone. This is something that we all have the power to change.
Joseph, not a day passes without me contemplating your future and what life will ultimately hold for you. I know you need me to help you understand, what is very much an alien world to yours.