Channel 4 sent a Racist White Woman in Brownface and a Big Nose to Humanise Muslims

Channel 4 sent a Racist White Woman in Brownface and a Big Nose to Humanise Muslims

Who saw last night’s Channel 4’s ‘My Week as a Muslim’? I have to say I found it quite disturbing and not because it featured a racist but because of the way the programme portrayed the racist. Self confessed Islamophobe and NHS Healthcare Assistant, Katie Freeman traded in her life for a week to spend it with Saima Alvi a teacher and a Muslim. Katie was very open about her racist views considering all Muslims to be terrorists even telling her own 16 year old daughter that “ladies in burkas have suicide belts around them”. Not even the word ‘probably’ in there. Continue reading “Channel 4 sent a Racist White Woman in Brownface and a Big Nose to Humanise Muslims”

GE2017 We are all Daniel Blake

GE2017 We are all Daniel Blake

As the UK gets ready to vote tomorrow – a fitting repost of my article on the award winning film I, Daniel Blake. The Tory government has spent the last 6yrs vilifying, tormenting and throwing the most vulnerable in society into poverty whilst ensuring the rich get richer. And with plans to remove our human rights as and when they please, things are set to become even worse for disabled people… #GE2017 #NastyParty #VoteCorbyn #WeAreAllDanielBlake Continue reading “GE2017 We are all Daniel Blake”

The NHS cookie crumbles

The NHS cookie crumbles

Wow thanks for your response on my last blog! Great to know so many care about our NHS! Well, today was *that* hospital appointment. Despite a month of messages, I still didn’t hear back from my hospital to tell me if my chemo was ready aka ‘would driving in today be a wasted journey making me more ill?’ So I did my best ‘dragging a dead body around’ impression this morning, driving an hour in crazy traffic to get to hospital. These two dialogues happened…

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If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women

If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women

It’s International Women’s Day and social media is alight with empowering memes! However just like with the Women’s March there seemed to be a lack of diversity in the cause to include disabled women. Kinda ironic given disabled females are amongst the most vulnerable group in society, and even more so; disabled, poor, brown women. ✋🏽 Continue reading “If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women”

I, Daniel Blake meets haters Camilla Long & Toby Young

I, Daniel Blake meets haters Camilla Long & Toby Young

This post has been republished for the UK General Election 2017 here

I, Daniel Blake hit closer to home than any other film in my lifetime. However, reviews by Camilla Long, Sunday Times film critic and Toby Young, Daily Mail, mock the disabled and vulnerable people caught in the catch-22 welfare system in this powerful and beautifully honest film. To me that rings alarm bells about the UK psyche. Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake meets haters Camilla Long & Toby Young”

Published on Horizon 2020

Published on Horizon 2020

I’m delighted to have my latest blog How Brexit affects my health, your health, the health of the UK republished by Horizon 2020 Funding! Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Programme for Research and Innovation in science and technology. In my article I note the importance of this funding to our advancement in an ever increasing and exciting world of technology and innovation – in every area of science from medicine to green tech. Continue reading “Published on Horizon 2020”