Moving back to Aotearoa New Zealand
I’m flying back to Aotearoa tomorrow after moving to Sweden to study followed by a 2.5-year unplanned detour to Norway. I want to leave some reflections here about this particular transition. But I’m struggling to find the words. How can I express the ways that the pandemic’s presence and being dislocated from home and having…
Social Role Valorisation: What is it, and what’s the problem?
SRV perpetuates the devaluation of disabled people. Ingrid Jones explains why, and what you can do instead.
The human cost of inflexible work
Employers can learn from my exclusion.
Covid-19 coronavirus: On recovery and listening
I think it’s likely I got a mild Covid-19 case in late March. I was exhausted with some fever and digestive symptoms and I know where it probably originated from. I was lucky that I had a friend who could go to the pharmacy for me, and that even when several of my close friends…
Being a disabled journalist is lonely: Let’s change that together
Image caption: Isabelle Ulfsdotter and Áine Kelly-Costello presenting at Gothenburg University. Photo/Patrick Jowett Update: response from book launch organisers Hostwriter follows this post. One night in Hamburg As I clambered up the wobbly boat stairs, across a connecting bridge and down similar, steep steps, a blurry montage of words followed me: hierarchy, subaltern, inclusion, power,…