Writing and Media

a man points a camera on a tripod at a man and a woman. They are sitting on a bench in a garden. The man holds a microphone, and the woman is speaking. She has purple hair, a blue dress and holds a white cane.

Check out my articles, blogs, and interviews here!

Current Campaign – Just Ask Don’t Grab

Visit the campaign page to see my interviews, articles and videos about the #JustAskDontGrab campaign.

Women’s Institute Life Magazine

I was interviewed for the July 2019 edition of WI Life magazine. I talked about my experience as a visually impaired woman & Women’s Institute member, accepting my disability & the #JustAskDontGrab campaign.

WI Life is a print article but you can access the PDF linked here Step Forward – WI Life, July-Aug 2019

New EU legislation for silent electric vehicles

From July 2019 all new electric vehicles will be required to have a noise so that they can be heard by visually impaired and other pedestrians when driving at slow speeds. I talked to Sky News about how silent electric cars have affected me.

Disability & Language

Alongside other disabled activists I contributed to this article for The Huffington Post Life website. The article focuses on language and identity, exploring person versus identity first, as well as the words we use to describe disability.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-to-call-disabled-person_l_5d02c521e4b0304a120c7549

#ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow

An article including my tweets and reflections on the Things Disabled People Know hashtag in January 2019.

https://www.indy100.com/article/disabled-people-twitter-experiences-thingsdisabledpeopleknow-viral-8736011

Visually Impaired people using phones

In January 2019 a cruel meme mocking a visually impaired woman using her phone went viral. Here are my reflections.

An article for the BBC alongside two other visually impaired women who love their phones

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47031509

An online blog for i news on misconceptions around visual impairment

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/visually-impaired-normal-lives-prejudice-mobile-phone/

Tactile paving

The original thread 

https://www.indy100.com/article/visually-impaired-bumps-road-crossings-blind-safety-disability-8410071

BBC News article and video 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44861568

Blind Abilities Podcast

A series of podcast interviews with the Blind Abilities Podcast. Check out episode one which focuses on the Just Ask Don’t Grab Campaign. Listen on your usual podcast app or follow this link.