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Age of Awareness

Infantilising Disabled People is a Thing and You’re Probably Unconsciously Doing It.

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Buzz buzz buzz

I glanced up as the buzzer at the front of the shop went off. An elderly woman was making her way down the aisle, between the front of shop counter and the racks of brightly coloured magazines. Clutched in her hand was her banking book.




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Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth is a disability activist, Paralympic Medalist and keynote speaker on disability, inclusion, and allyship.

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