In a move designed to strengthen the BBC news team, Sony Award-winner Nikki Fox is set to join three other journalists who will focus on disability issues from their base in Salford’s ‘Media City’. The appointment of this talented young broadcaster and documentary maker will not only give the disabled community a stronger voice,… Read more »
Cabinet of Curiosities: Disability is out of the box!
On the 10 June 2014, the Manchester Museum will host a rather unique one-man show, designed to explore and question our perceptions of disability. Written and performed by Mat Fraser, ‘Cabinet of Curiosities: How disability was kept in a box’ uses museum artefacts through the ages to analyse society’s view of the disabled. Furthermore, it… Read more »
Physiotherapy finally gets X-citing!
One of the biggest challenges for anyone with cerebral palsy, especially children, is finding the discipline to regularly keep on top of one’s physiotherapy. With so many other infinitely more interesting distractions around, exercising can easily find itself slipping down the list of priorities. And yet, it is a crucial part of keeping the… Read more »
Disability in Mixed Martial Arts – Brandon Ryan believes Brazilian jui-jitsu is for everyone
Disability in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is nothing new. Last August I wrote a blog concerning two MMA fighters, David Steffan and Garrett Holeve, who have cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome respectively. The pair of them of them were set to go toe-to-toe in a momentous fight, but at the last moment, their dream was… Read more »
Strike a pose – The new faces of disability in fashion
Is it possible for disabled people to be considered stylish and elegant? Though much has been done to break down the inhibitive perceptions of disability in the world of TV and sport, for example, fashion remains the last place anyone would expect to see a person with a physical handicap. Or is it? When… Read more »