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How the fitness industry is failing women – and how it needs to change

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Chloe Gray
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    Strength

    Kadeena Cox shares an important message about visibility in sport after cycling to gold

  • Libby Clegg paralympics
    Wellbeing

    “I’m disabled, I’m fit, but don’t call me ‘superhuman’”

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    Workouts

    Meet the PT making fitness more inclusive for the deaf community

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Ruth Madeley
News

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

“The lady I dealt with was just awful.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Actor Ruth Madeley
TV

Ruth Madeley exclusive: “Every disabled person has been waiting for a show like this”

The Years and Years actor talks to Stylist about her upcoming role in a vital new drama.

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Helen Bownass
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how-to-ableism
People

Disability isn’t always what you think it is, here’s how to address ablism IRL

A disability rights campaigner sets out the changes she wants to see.

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Meg Fozzard
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“After years of being called difficult, dramatic and lazy, I got a got the diagnoses that changed my life”
Health

“After years of being called difficult, dramatic and lazy, I got a diagnosis that changed my life”

Author Sara Gibbs wondered if she’d ever have a place in the world until a life-changing discovery.

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Sara Gibbs
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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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This must-watch BBC documentary uncovers the hidden story of disabled Britain

Cerrie Burnell uncovers the untold story of how disabled people in Britain were shut out of society for decades – and how they fought back.

Life

5 ways we can all be more inclusive, according to an expert

Positive change means being proactive

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Comedian Rosie Jones
People

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

Rosie Jones made a powerful speech.

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Hollie Richardson
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Netflix: Deaf U
TV

Netflix’s Deaf U shows us the reality of life at Gallaudet University

Here's everything we know about Deaf U.

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Hollie Richardson
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As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic
Opinion

“As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic”

“The government needs to care for people with disabilities, otherwise coronavirus may not be the only killer illness in this pandemic.”

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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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Hospital appointment alone
Opinion

“Fed up with being infantilised as a disabled person, I now go to hospital appointments alone”

I’m fed up with being treated like a child.

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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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We need to see more women of colour with disabilities presenting on scree
Life

Women of colour with disabilities are always left out of the conversation about diversity

Editors and gatekeepers need to recognise that disabled voices are an integral part of any newsroom.

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Myra Ali
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Jennifer McShane
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These female-led films about disability will change your outlook on life

Four powerful films to add to your must-watch list, immediately.

We need to see more women of colour with disabilities presenting on scree
Life

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

“I’m watching my train leave in five mins and I’m not on it...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Sinead Burke
People

Sinéad Burke on the changes she wants to see in fashion

“I want people who have felt excluded from fashion to be part of it.”

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Colin Crummy
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Sinead Burke
People

Sinéad Burke is the inspirational voice we need to hear right now

The podcaster and disability advocate talks the Spice Girls, feminism and political activism.

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Helen Bownass
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British triathlete Claire Danson reveals she is paralysed in a powerful new Instagram post.
People

British athlete Claire Danson reveals she is paralysed in powerful open letter

The triathlete suffered a number of serious injuries in an accident at the end of August.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Think smear tests are difficult? For some women, they’re near impossible

We need to make this procedure inclusive for all women.

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Hannah Price
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wedding dress shopping
Long Reads

“The realities of shopping for a wedding dress in a wheelchair”

“People assumed that because I’m a wheelchair-user, I was always a bridesmaid, never a bride…”

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Lorna Duff-Howie
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Hollie Richardson
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How sign language became the coolest night class trend

Thanks in part to Stormzy's unforgettable Glastonbury performance.

Apple releases disability diverse emojis
Life

Apple is finally addressing disability diversity in its new emoji release

And why the news is so bittersweet

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Megan Murray
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