Disabilities

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Ruth Madeley details how a taxi driver took her wheelchair – and police “didn’t log the incident”

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Hollie Richardson
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    This viral Question Time clip gets real about disability and Covid-19

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    This woman’s viral tweet about missing a train exposes a massive problem in society

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Selma Blair attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Selma Blair may be getting “sicker”, but her optimism remains utterly inspiring

In a candid post, Selma Blair has revealed how her battle with multiple sclerosis has impacted her horse riding dreams.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Selma Blair shaved her head with the help of her 7-year-old son – and the photo quickly made waves on Instagram.
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Selma Blair has shaved her head, and the reason why is so powerful

Selma Blair shaved her head with the help of her 7-year-old son – and the photo quickly made waves on Instagram.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Why Francesca Martinez’s viral Question Time video on disability can’t go ignored

Martinez said the government has “blood on their hands” over its treatment of people living with a disability.

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Hollie Richardson
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Bird's eye view of a wheelchair casting a shadow
Life

This viral Twitter thread exposes the reality of a night out in a wheelchair

“Hold onto your hats,” says Lucy Webster, because “it’s a bumpy ride.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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Why you should be your authentic self in the workplace

New research suggests it’s healthier and more productive to be honest about who you are at work.

2019 good news: Toy manufacturer Mattel introduced a Barbie doll in a wheelchair.
People

There’s a new Barbie and she has a wheelchair

Another doll in the new diverse collection has a removable prosthetic leg

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Emily Baker
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Visible Women

Meet the woman fighting for more disability representation in the UK

Stylist’s Woman of the Week is Shani Dhanda, an activist for disabled people and founder of the Asian Woman Festival.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Visible Women

Why Sarah Gordy’s MBE is a milestone for women with Down’s syndrome

“The significance of Gordy’s MBE, and the heightened profile it gives her as a successful, empowered woman with Down’s syndrome, shouldn’t be underestimated.”

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Moya Crockett
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Karamo Brown attends Netflix's Queer Eye premiere screening and after party on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Netflix)
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Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown just made a very important change to his Instagram

“I’m committing to making small changes in my life to support my disabled brothers and sisters”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Visible Women

15 world-changing activists to shake up your Instagram feed

Refresh your follow list in honour of International Women’s Day 2018.

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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People

This Oscar-winner used sign-language to deliver her speech

The ex-Hollyoaks actress promised the star of her film she would sign if she won

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Woman with invisible disability denied help by airport staff

Nathalie Allport-Grantham is calling for raised awareness about the different forms that disability can take

Life

Introducing Julia, Sesame Street’s first Muppet with autism

Sesame Street introduces the first Muppet with autism

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Kayleigh Dray
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