Two people standing closely together outside on a partly cloudy day, the person on the left is holding a white cane and is wearing glasses, the other person is looking up at him and smiling

A safe place

Stan and Allie are both vision-impaired and had been moved from one temporary home to another, until they were finally forced to live together in an abusive environment where neither of them felt safe. After enduring a series of threats…
Photo of pills and face mask on a desk.

We are not disposable – Disability and the health system during COVID-19

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko courtesy of Unsplash By Vanamali Hermans For many disabled people, hospitals are already traumatic places where we are spoken over, invalidated and dehumanised, writes Vanamali Hermans. Content Warning: This blog post contains descriptions of medical violence,…