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.

BBC London News – Dockless Bikes

I spoke to BBC London News about the impact dockless bikes has have had on me as a visually impaired pedestrian.

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – Unwanted touching & research project

I spoke to Woman’s Hour about my experiences of unwanted touching and the new project Dr Hannah Mason Bish and I have started which invites disabled women & non binary people to share their experiences of unwanted touching, forced help and sexual harassment.

The interview is in the first 12 minutes of the programme here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007bcd

Huffington Post – Disabled women & #MeToo

As part of the Private Spaces Public Places project I wrote an article for the huffington post about unwanted touching as experienced by disabled women.

Evening Standard & Metro – commuters kicking my white cane

In July I shared a video on twitter of commuters knocking, kicking and tripping over my white cane. I talked to the Evening Standard about this experience and provided a quote for the Metro.

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

Sky News – 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.

Huffington Post – Disability, Identity & 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

The Independent – #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

BBC & iNews – 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/

BBC Newsbeat – Tactile Paving

After seeing my twitter thread on tactile paving I produced a video & wrote an article with BBC News beat on the importance of tactile paving.

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

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

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.