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I am, amongst other things, a TV Producer and writer. My novel ‘Pavement’, published by Cutting Edge Press, is a dark, gruesome, funny and dystopian story of a disabled serial killer. My blog attempts to illuminate the delightful, dark and dangerous thing that is the tunnel of life... Where's my torch?
Disabled is the new able
30 September 2015
I was at the Edinburgh festival this year. I sat on a panel entitled ‘Disability a creative advantage’ which was a fun bit of rhetorical cant. But, the thing that struck me most was the presence of disability; it was everywhere, it’s like a new ‘art’ fashion. Will there be lines of clothing? Will, “Top Shop cripples,” “Mongs’ at Muji” and “Spazridges” be all the rage? Wheelchairs shall replace Penny...
Election Fever – like Ebola but more fatal
18 May 2015
So, we recently had an election, in case anybody missed it, and I nearly did. The result was mind numbingly predictable the Tories won in England and the SNP in Scotland and nobody has any idea what happened in Wales. I see much moaning and wailing about the outcome and what it means for disabled people; the thing is it doesn’t mean much. It will be business as usual under a Tory government. Labour espoused much the same welfare and arts policies as the Tories (not to mention...