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    Disability in the media

    I’m paying a second visit over at Bea Magazine this month.  I wrote about the disability issues which were raised by the news that paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. You can read it here: Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder The coverage of disability in the media has always been problematic but I’m really hoping this might be the beginning of it changing. I suspect that it’s more likely that it will change the way violence against women is covered by the media than disability.  Still I hope. Last year I was asked to speak to the local paper about my…

  • One Month Before Heartbreak,  press,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >All Sorts of Awesome

    >I’ve been working over the last few days at promoting One Month Before Heartbreak.  Yesterday I was disappointed because someone who had asked what they could do to help refused to do so.  Today, not so much. This morning I got a text from Sair telling me that Month Before Heartbreak was in the top ten UK Twitter trending topics.  Yes, my small project “What if we did this.” was a UK trending topic on Twitter [screenshot of trending topics including One Month Before Heartbreak (without the one though)] I’m loving that we trended the same time as Macaulay Culkin – it’s probably the only time I’ll see a celeb…