My neurodivergences affect the ways that I use pronouns, even the way in which I name myself the words that my OCD, Tourette’s and dyspraxia make leave my mouth affect my relationship with my gender and my body
Phoenix Gray is a long term disabled London based writer and disability activist. They graduated in 2013 from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Phoenix spends their time tweeting about disability, poverty and race at @silverswansong, and they are currently engaged as an expert by experience to improve NHS services for mentally ill people in East London. They were awarded special mention poem in the university category for poetry committed to social change in the Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Competition 2012.
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