Category Archives: Television

Newsnight

Last Wednesday (29.08.12) I was a guest on Newsnight on BBC2 along with Francesca Martinez, Ann Wild and Mark Littlewood discussing the Paralympics and their potential to change the perception of disabiity in society, and also the impact of welfare reforms … Continue reading

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Disability in Drama

I’ve read two great blogs this week discussing the portrayal of disability in drama and the lack of accurate and positive characters. It’s frustrating both as a disabled actress and as a disabled viewer to see inaccuracies and stereotypes on … Continue reading

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BBC3: Cherry Healey: How to Get A Life

I generally try to avoid blogging when I’m feeling particularly charged about an issue, I know that it’s best to allow time for the fog to clear and think about things before putting fingers to keyboard. However tonight I want … Continue reading

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The Undateables

Love it or hate it it’s coming back to our screens and the production team are looking for new people with disabilities to take centre stage.  I know some of you felt quite strongly about it, that it was patronising, … Continue reading

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Where Are The Disabled TV Presenters?

So where are the disabled television presenters? We’re doing whatever odd jobs we can, we’re trying to pay the bills, survive the Governments benefit cuts, negotiate TfL’s lousy access and develop creative ideas that might appeal to a production company, … Continue reading

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Casualty: January 2012

Any regular readers may have noticed that my blog was rather dormant from October through November, this was partly because I started a new job (yes I do have a full time day job alongside all the media work) and … Continue reading

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Debenhams, Disability & Dolls

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks since the Debenhams launch. Along with all the press I’ve been doing I’ve also had to continue to juggle my full time day job and law school, which hasn’t left me very much … Continue reading

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