The Trouble with Adulting: An Independent Living Perspective

Right now, everyone seems to love a bit of 'adulting,' celebrating being able to do tasks on your own or reaching milestones that are defined as grown up or which make you seem more like a functioning adult. These could be anything from getting out of bed at a reasonable time, to doing your laundry …

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Accessible Activism: Beyond Twitter

Last weekend saw millions of women across the globe march for their rights, in protest at Donald Trump becoming US President. The incredible numbers at each march were phenomenal to see, and they gave me immense hope for the fight ahead. In recognition that marches are not accessible to everyone, #DisabilityMarch was set up on …

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‘Please do not leave luggage here’ and other ‘accessible’ public transport fails

In the New Year it was reported that Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike had no option but to wet herself on a Cross Country train when the disabled toilet was out of order. In the ongoing dispute over driver-only trains, Southern Rail have admitted this week that disabled passengers are not guaranteed to receive assistance at …

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