For people dealing with the intersectionality of ableism and racism we face layers of barriers. Often invisible to both ourselves and others, these isms are hidden in the decisions of gatekeepers within institutions and organisations. How does this come to be? Decisions which are made every day in small incremental ways – like tiny raindropsContinue reading “Intersectionality: ableism/racism”
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(This is written about an autistic photographer) The hues and colours of this wonderous land are to you subdued and bland, In tiny details I marvel and delight, each image has secrets of darkness and light, I gently caress the landscape with my eyes, and in turn it reveals each amazing surprise, Where you seeContinue reading “Poetry: Images”
I know how to programme a computer to talk, I know how to make a robot walk, I know how to match the rubix faces, But I don’t know how to tie my laces, I can name every dinosaur, I know each place I’ve been before, I know how many books are on that libraryContinue reading “Poetry: Sensory”
What does it mean to be abelist?
If I were to explain what it means to be ableist… it is that difference is often seen as less. Ableism comes about because society has an unwritten rule that the need to enable those in the majority is more important than enabling those in the minority. This creates a hierarchy of those who areContinue reading “What does it mean to be abelist?”