Disability and I: Juliana Que

I am in elementary school, and I love writing. I write my first novel when I’m 11. It’s very bad, but it’s also a novel, so I’m pretty proud of myself. My favorite things to write are song lyrics. During fifth grade I write a new song every single week and sing it to my […]

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Disability and I: Aoife O’Donoghue

I was diagnosed as probably being on the autistic spectrum when I was around maybe 16 or 17. My therapist started to get suspicious because of my then ridiculously intense obsession with the Marvel cinematic universe (I broke down crying in her office because I couldn’t see the Avengers film for weeks). I just thought […]

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Disability and I: Corina Duyn

M.E. and the power of puppetry   Twenty years ago I worked as a self employed Doll Artist. I worked to private and corporate commissions, including for Waterford Crystal. I had my work in shops and galleries. And did some teaching too. Making puppets with a group of young people residing in a group home […]

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Disability and I: Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey is a truly amazing woman. She is a Law and Political Science student at Trinity College Dublin, vice-chair of the Social Democrats, a proud mum, a political candidate for Dublin Southwest, and, on top of everything else, a person living with a disability. Bailey’s journey into politics started out when she began studying […]

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Disability and I: Ailsa Speak

Hi everyone, I am Ailsa… I am the proud owner of Brains on Wheels. Brains on Wheels is my personal blog, where I write about my experiences surrounding my disabilities. I live with Cerebral Palsy – I wouldn’t say that my disability is that severe because I can do a lot of things and there […]

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An Update!

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 […]

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