Disability

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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

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    Long Reads

    These female-led films about disability will change your outlook on life

  • 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

Latest Stories

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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Lorna Duff-Howie
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“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…”

British sign language
Life

How sign language became the coolest night class trend

Thanks in part to Stormzy's unforgettable Glastonbury performance.

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Hollie Richardson
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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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Wheelchair Twitter thread
Life

This viral Twitter thread on finding love in a wheelchair is essential reading

“Brain is finding it SO hard to imagine being loved in my chair...”

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Hollie Richardson
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francesca martinez
Life

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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Ali Stroker
People

This actor just made history as the first person in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award

“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability… who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena – you are.”

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Karamo Brown smiling
People

Karamo Brown just raised a very important point about the power of language

The Queer Eye star took to Twitter to start a discussion about potentially ableist phrases

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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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.”

Beauty

This new disability-friendly brand is making beauty accessible for everyone

Accessibility is the next step in the representation movement

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Opinion

10 things I want you to know about disability

Comedian Rosie Jones on what she's learned

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philosophy
Selma Blair. Image: Getty
Life

“Selma Blair’s candid approach to her MS diagnosis isn’t just inspiring: it’s vital”

Kirsty Stevens, diagnosed with MS aged 22, on why Selma Blair is an inspiration

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Kirsty Stevens
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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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Life

Jameela Jamil’s support of deaf actors shows just how far Hollywood has to go

This is the film industry’s next frontier when it comes to representation

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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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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Moya Crockett
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From politics to Shakespeare: the women making waves this week

Celebrating the women who made history and pushed for change over the last seven days.

Long Reads

“Why I’ll never regret giving up my business to care for my husband”

Rachel's husband was paralysed in a bike accident just three weeks after their wedding

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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