Amy is being filmed. She is standing talking and gesturing with her hands. She holds a white cane, and has dark sunglasses. A woman is filming her, viewed from behind, she wears headphones and holds the camera. The small image of Amy being filmed is visible on the camera.

Just Ask Don’t Grab Campaign

Check out my writing and interviews for the Just Ask Don’t Grab Campaign. This is a campaign I launched on social media using the hashtag #JustAskDontGrab

Want to offer assistance but not sure what to do? Check out my post on how to help!

Metro blog

This blog covers the basics of the campaign, what I experience and how you can make a difference.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/31/just-because-im-visually-impaired-it-doesnt-give-you-the-right-to-grab-me-7780931/

Sky News Report

This report and the accompanying blog helped me really launch the campaign nationally. Featuring supporter of the campaign Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, as well as the personal perspective of blind advocate Amit Patel.

Sky News Blog 

A blog to accompany the sky news report.

https://news.sky.com/story/blind-activist-wants-to-change-how-people-interact-with-those-with-disabilities-11481119

Sense Blog

A blog for Sense, national disability charity, which focuses on my cane, my mobility and the just ask don’t grab campaign.

https://blog.sense.org.uk/2018/08/just-because-im-blind-doesnt-mean-you-can-grab-me-without-asking/#more-6058

RNIB Connect Conversation

A discussion with RNIB radio host Steven Scott and the East London Vision team about the campaign and issue. Featuring some useful perspectives from the East London Vision team.

 

BBC Radio 4 Interview on In Touch

I talked to Peter White on In Touch, a programme for visually impaired people on BBC Radio 4 about the Just Ask Don’t Grab campaign.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000mkg

London Live report on Just Ask Don’t Grab Art Activism 

After being approached by Art Activist Dr D, we took the message to the streets! Using chalk stencil messages the hashtag was shared around London. This interview explains the campaign and the aim of the street art activism.

https://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2018-10-05/campaign-highlights-treatment-of-disabled-people-on-public-transport

Blind Abilities Podcast

Part of a series of podcasts with Blind Abilities, I discussed the campaign, how it started and express my views about the impact being grabbed can have on well-being. Available on all podcast apps or through this link.

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/just-ask-dont-grab-meet-dr-amy-kavanagh-blogger-activist-and-volunteer-with-a-message-justaskdontgrab/