Here’s a small selection of my work from The GuardianNew Statesman, and others:

Disability, benefits, and social policy 

‘Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system’ – The Guardian

‘We must defend Katie Price’s right to welfare benefits for her disabled son’ – The Guardian

‘Mind the gap: how charities are mopping up after the government’s failure to care’ – New Statesman

‘David Clapson’s awful death was the result of grotesque government policies’ – The Guardian

‘Benefits cuts: what is life like on the breadline, one year on?’ – New Statesman

‘Personal Independence Payments: a failing system is trapping disabled people without benefits’ – New Statesman

‘Disabled and on the Work Programme: “Cold calling companies for 8 to 16 hours a week.”‘ – New Statesman

‘Five Stories: the harsh realities of the Government’s “bedroom tax”‘ – New Statesman

‘Why the Paralympics won’t challenge perceptions of disabled people’ – The Guardian

Feminism, abuse, and marginalisation 

‘The “ruined lives” of Oscar Pistorius and Ched Evans: why do men matter more than women?’ – New Statesman

‘“It’s not only steps that keep us out”: mainstream feminism must stop ignoring disabled women’ – New Statesman

‘Girls shouldn’t feel like they have to “perform like pornstars” – New Statesman

‘The five worst arguments in defence of Lads’ Mags’ – New Statesman

‘”I want a world where disabled people are valid sexual partners”: But is the focus on prostitution helpful?’ – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence and disabled women: an abuse of power’ – The Guardian

‘How pro-lifers hijacked the Paralympics’ – The Guardian

‘Forced marriage blights the lives of scores of learning disabled people’ – The Guardian

Television, popular culture and politics 

‘Defying the Label: from sweetness to filthy humour, BBC3 unpacks disability’ – The Guardian

‘There’s a nuanced debate about welfare waiting to happen, and Benefits Britain 1949 isn’t it’ – New Statesman

‘The Big Benefits Row: Was it ever going to change anyone’s mind?’ – New Statesman

‘Ricky Gervais’ Derek may be clumsy but he’s not cruel’ – The Independent

‘The Last Leg: often tasteless, sometimes awkward, always funny’ – The Guardian

‘Paralympics opening ceremony – review’ – The Guardian

‘The EastEnders furore shows gay equality is still a long way off’ – The Guardian

Education, rights, and social mobility   

‘Many children are living in Victorian conditions – it’s an inequality time bomb’ – The Guardian

‘The thing about privilege, James Blunt, is that those who have it can’t see it’ – New Statesman

‘Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Frances Ryan on assisted dying: “People come up to me and say ‘I wouldn’t want to live if I was like you’”’ – New Statesman

‘Grammar schools widen the gap between rich and poor. Why are we still surprised by this?’ – New Statesman

‘John Major is right – in education, money still buys a better chance of success’ – New Statesman

Maria Miller has opposed civil partnerships for heterosexuals – why?  – New Statesman


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