Disability and I: Courtney McGrath

“What did I say?” – a question somebody regularly asked me when I was younger, after trying to test my lip-reading skills by making exaggerated expressions with their mouths while looking rather foolish ☺ I used to think this was a cool skill to have when I was younger, because no one else in my class […]

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Disability and I: Laura Beston

Laura Beston and I became friends back during our first year of college in Dublin. During the years that have passed, Beston and I have both been through a lot and have changed as people, but we still both hold activism close to out hearts. In our second year of college, Beston and I worked […]

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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: 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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