Disability

“Going On The Undateables Was Really Good Fun”: We Interviewed Lily Scott

We caught up with Lily Scott from The Undateables DtL: Hi Lily! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Lily: I am 19 and I have Williams Syndrome which means I learn slowly. Sometimes I struggle in social situations because I try to be so friendly and other people think it is weird

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“If You Can’t See Something Beautiful About Yourself Get A Better Mirror”: Adam Pearson

We talked disability and challenging stereotypes with Adam Pearson DtL: Hi Adam, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your story so far? Adam: Salutations. My name is Adam Pearson and I’m a TV presenter, actor, speaker and campaigner hailing from sunny, sunny Croydon. DtL: As a campaigner against disability hate crimes

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10 Things You Need To Know About Down Syndrome

10 things you need to know about Down syndrome My name is Brittany Schiavone and I’m an entrepreneur, an actress, a sister, a student, and a 27-year-old woman thriving with Down syndrome. Two years ago, I founded my own nonprofit corporation called Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, and my mission is to spread resources, support, and

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“I See My Disability As An Opportunity To Learn New Ways Of Doing Things”

Recently awarded “Emerging Leader” at the Australian Government Positive Body Image Awards, former Paralympian Jessica Smith has emerged as one of Australia’s most avid advocates for positive body image Jessica Smith is not only one of Australia’s most sought after motivational speakers & presenters, she has also been internationally recognised as one of the most

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Comedian Josh Blue: 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Disabled Person

Comedian Josh Blue on the 10 things you should never say to a disabled person 1. What happened to you? The response to this should be an obvious one: What if someone asked what happened to your…FACE… See? It doesn’t feel good. 2. Are you drunk? Nope! And even if I was, I’d still be

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Paralympic Table Tennis Star Ross Wilson talks sport and Life with Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia

We talked table tennis and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia with Paralympian Ross Wilson Ross Wilson started playing table tennis when he was just eight years old. He had success in abled-bodied table tennis, and as a junior was ranked in the top ten in the country, winning two national doubles titles. However, as he got older

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How I Usually Answer These 10 Common Questions About Being a Wheelchair User

Comedian Shannon DeVido on how she usually answers these 10 common questions about being a wheelchair user 1. How do you go to the bathroom? I didn’t do well in science, but from what I can tell, after I drink a lot of water or eat, after a few hours, my body lets me know

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Ben Stoten: The Shark-diving, Weight-lifting Double Amputee

Meet Ben Stoten – the shark-diving, weight-lifting double amputee DtL: Hi Ben, Could you tell us a bit about your story so far? Ben: On February 3rd 2012, as I was going to the aid of another soldier who had been wounded in Afghanistan, I was caught by an improvised explosive device. I awoke three

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‘I Really Like My Artificial Leg’: Paralympian Stefanie Reid

We talked catwalks, Rio 2016 and artificial limbs with Paralympian Stefanie Reid Stefanie Reid is a Paralympic long jumper who competes for Great Britain; she is a five-time world record holder, double Paralympic medallist in the long jump (2012) and 200m sprint (2008), and reigning European long jump champion. She has an honours degree in

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‘Disability Does not Mark the End of a Dream – I Wouldn’t be Playing for England now, if I Hadn’t of Suffered a Stroke’: Paralympic Footballer Matt Crossen

Paralympic Footballer Matt Crossen on suffering a stroke at 23 years of age, qualifying for Rio 2016 and masculinity in sports I was just a typical 23 year old man. I played football semi-professionally for Marske United in the northern league division, I went to the gym, enjoyed going out with my mates and was

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