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Today the government released their long anticipated disability strategy. Promised since 2019, it was said to be big and bold for the disability community. Having looked at it this morning, here’s my take on it. Firstly the obligatory nod to the positives. The mention of improvement to housing, transport, education and employment is much needed…. Continue Reading

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I believe everything is possible. Yes there’s caveats around the laws of physics, how long it takes to get there, and doing things differently. But essentially this belief holds true through my life. Going to university, learning to drive, being on the BBC, travelling the world, meeting my idols. All happened from one thing… This… Continue Reading

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The days and weeks and months are passing quicker than ever. While I’m desperately missing work events and accessible tourism projects, lockdown certainly hasn’t left me bored! Purple Goat passed its 6 month birthday in October. I’ve loved every minute of growing our brand awareness, building relationships with many different businesses, building a kick ass… Continue Reading

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Back in 2010, on an adventurous roadtrip from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Vegas, my friend Srin Madipalli and I dreamed up something disruptive and innovative.  On the trip as wheelchair users we’d experienced challenges, we’d experienced exhilarating moments, and we’d experienced a fundamental realisation: As disabled people we were never given a platform… Continue Reading

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If governments and media continue to portray disabled people as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘dependent’, why would companies see value in us through employment and as customers? What if businesses took a stand to change the narrative? When I’m able to maintain my health, live independently through social care, and access the world without barriers; I’m able… Continue Reading