I've been going through a bit of a hard time with disability activism lately... I don't know it you follow me on Twitter or not (@disabilityandi or @basicallypluto), but I've been tweeting about an incident that happened to me recently in a coffee shop in Dublin. It's a really long story, but basically I got … Continue reading An Update!
This summer I’m working in the European Parliament as an intern, and I’ve had the opportunity to look deeper into the policies and directives that affect myself as a person with a disability in the EU. Last week, I sat in a workshop that was compiling a report on the 2010-2020 EU Disability Strategy. One … Continue reading How will those with disabilities in the UK be affected by Brexit?
This week has been incredibly hectic, but at least I can relax now, knowing that the protest was a success. The demonstration took place at 12:00 outside of Leinster House on the 19th of January. Attended by friends and family, student unions and charities from as far as Galway, my expectations were exceeded, and I … Continue reading CRPD Protest
My name is Edward Leonard and am 18 years old from Roscommon. I have been in a wheelchair practically all my life due to having a severely curved spine. I live a pretty normal life: go to school; go football matches and can go from one place to another without major difficulty. Unfortunately, there have … Continue reading Disability and I: Edward Leonard
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