• awareness,  C-A-B,  disability,  disability rights,  italian food,  katie thorpe,  Uncategorized

    >Deja vu

    >I do voluntary work a few times a week. And twice a year we get together socially. We do this thing when we go out to eat where every seat apart from mine has a number and after each course everyone gets up and moves on so many places. It’s always arranged so I stay put so I joke about how it makes me the Queen of the evening and how everything revolves around ME! So you talk to loads of different people and you talk about loads of different things. It’s really fun. You learn things about people you never knew and you get to talk to people you…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  disability rights,  katie thorpe,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Katie, again.

    >And me, this time, too ;o) The Guardian has an article on it’s website about Katie Thorpe – Whose Life is it Anyway? And they included an extract from one of my blog entries about her in it. How cool is that?!?! I quite like the article, I think it does a fair job of describing the thoughts and feelings of disability bloggers and of Katie’s mother. And it hasn’t degenerated into disablist language or such stereotypes, which had concerned me. As I’m writing this there are two comments left on the article online and neither of them particularly fill me with joy. I’m waiting to see if there is…

  • ashley-x,  campaigns,  disability,  katie thorpe,  scope,  Uncategorized

    >Equality and Disability Rights

    >I just received an e-mail from Scope about their equality campaign. National disability organisation Scope is calling on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a matter of urgency. The Convention is the first treaty in history to give the millions of disabled people across the globe comprehensive human rights and recognise that disabled and non-disabled people share a common humanity. The Convention is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and was the fastest negotiated convention in the UN’s history. Negotiations involved individual disabled people and their governments from all over the world, but at present the Convention is…