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Penny Pepper

Penny Pepper writes a monthly column, 'Who Are the Disabled?', for Byline Times

Recognise Disabled People’s Rights Instead of Turning them into Charity Cases

, 3 December 2021
Penny Pepper explains why well-meaning but pity-inducing fundraisers do not lead to structural change for marginalised people

Empty Shelves and Driver Shortages are Important – But So are the Disabled People Left Without Carers

, 26 October 2021
The effect on the lives of disabled people of care workers reluctant to come from abroad, and a shortfall of those joining the profession in the UK, is being unsurprisingly ignored, says Penny Pepper

The Rejection of Disabled Creativity – Enough Is Enough

, 27 September 2021
Penny Pepper explores the failure of the diversity and inclusion trope for disabled people with a variety of stories to tell

The Government’s New Disability Strategy is No Strategy At All

, 25 August 2021
Pepper offers her own suggestions for policies that would help remove barriers for disabled people

Travels on Another Path: Obstacles for a Disabled Explorer

, 4 August 2021
Penny Pepper shares her experiences of trips away and why, despite doing everything to mitigate it, the challenges of travel continue to reinforce disabled people’s second-class status

Liberty, Equality, Infirmity?

, 6 July 2021
As members of the House of Lords discuss lifting pandemic measures put in place to enable disabled peers to discharge their duties from home, Penny Pepper explains how archaic attitudes are still plain to see in society

Who the Hell are the Disabled?

, 26 February 2021
The impact of COVID-19 has made it starkly clear to those who live disability that it's the imposed barriers of social organisation that makes them disabled, explains Penny Pepper

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