2023

December

Digital Spy: The Ghosts Christmas special ending wasn’t what fans expected – but it was for the best

Big Issue: Ghosts star Ben Willbond on show’s devastating Christmas finale

Big Issue: 2023 was very, very tough for disabled people – but we can’t let the Tories win

The Mirror: Farcical disabled minister Tory U-turn shows what we already knew – they don’t care

The Lead: Scrapping the Minister for Disabled People was an insult. The U-turn was a farce

The Mirror: I tried to buy a Christmas dinner with my DWP bonus – it was a disaster

November

Digital Spy: Doctor Who’s Ruth Madeley doubles down on the show’s inclusive spirit

The Mirror: Autumn Statement pretends to support the unemployed but it could kill disabled people

The Mirror: Tory welfare plans will make life even harder for disabled people

Big Issue: DWP ‘plans’ to snoop on benefit claimants’ bank accounts will hurt disabled people 

The Mirror: Disabled people still feel a collective trauma from start of Covid

October

Mirror: DWP are telling lies in the Work Capability Assessment consultation

Glamour: ‘If you act up, I’ll follow you’: This viral video is a chilling reminder of why women don’t feel safe on public transport at night

Digital Spy: Why Ghosts means so much to LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent fans

The Mirror: Current narrative around ADHD has dangerous consequences

Big Issue: Rishi Sunak wants to force disabled people to work ourselves to death

The Mirror: Tories are doing their best to make disabled people the enemy of the taxpayer

September

The Mirror: Government’s latest disability awareness campaign forgets where negative attitudes came from

The Mirror: Inhumane disability benefits assessments need reforms but not the way Tories think

The Mirror: Stephanie Aston’s death didn’t shock me – disabled women are hardly ever believed

The Mirror: We have become so cruel that disabled people losing benefits are celebrated

August

The Mirror: Minister not at UN shows how little Tories want to protect disabled people

Glamour UK: The coverage of the womb transplant shows we still value motherhood above all else

The Mirror: Tories want us to act like Covid is normal now – we must keep protecting each other

The Mirror: EHRC report finds what disabled people already know – the government is failing us

The Daily Mirror: Got an old walking stick? This company will help you get it to someone in need

The Daily Mirror: Disability campaigners hit out at DWP ‘delay tactics’ over claimant deaths

The Daily Mirror: ‘Society thinks people who don’t work don’t deserve phones – how will they find work?’

July

The Daily Mirror: ‘Disability Action Plan fails to tackle issues important to disabled people’

The Daily Mirror: It’s vital for disabled people that you oppose train station ticket office closures

the iPaper: Rosie Jones Channel 4 documentary review: Doesn’t justify its sickening title

Glamour UK: Why Disability Pride Month is a vital celebration of what it means to be disabled

The Daily Mirror: All the vital disability news the Tories sneaked out while we were distracted by BBC

BBC Access All podcast: Rosie Jones and the R-word

D&I Spy podcast: The R-word- reclaimed or still an insult?

The Daily Mirror: ‘Rosie Jones’ documentary should be renamed – it risks doing more harm than good’

The Daily Mirror: Rosie Jones faces backlash after using ableist slur in new documentary

June

The Daily Mirror: It’s harder to feel Pride as a disabled queer woman

The Daily Mirror: Closing train station ticket offices will stop disabled people from travelling safely

The Daily Mirror: DWP crowing about extra disabled cost of living payment – but it barely scratches surface

The Daily Mirror: ‘Tories laughed behind our backs during lockdown – we wont let them forget’

The Daily Mirror: ‘The media’s dangerous portrayal of disability fakers has real-life consequences’

Cosmopolitan UK: When is reality TV going to catch up with reality?

May

The Daily Mirror: Scope says the media must stop ‘destructive disability narrative’ – and I agree

The Daily Mirror: Thousands heading into bank holiday without GP care due to system failures

The Daily Mirror: DWP still pushing dangerous ‘benefit fraud crackdown’

The Daily Mirror: It’s vital we teach the next generation about disability history

Glamour: Dangerous coverage of ADHD means women like me don’t feel like we can ask for help

The Daily Mirror: We’re aware of the mental health crisis, we need government support

The Big Issue: The DWP is pushing the benefit fraud narrative but disabled people know where the real problem lies

The Daily Mirror: Disability aids are freedom, they shouldn’t be a source of shame

The Unwritten: “If I’m not writing honestly there’s no point in writing at all” – Q & A with Author Holly Smale

The Daily Mirror: The Coronation was an attempt to appease struggling class – we can’t let it be

April

The Daily Mirror: DWP benefit fraud raids are trying to make us forget who the real enemy is

The Daily Mirror: Voter ID will lock out many at-risk people – we can’t let it

Radio Times: A Kind of Spark shows importance of authentic neurodivergent stories

The Daily Mirror: Labour blames disability benefits fraud and error for lack of Cost of Living Support – but they’re demonising the wrong people

 The Unwritten: Statement on the future of The Unwritten

The Daily Mirror: A Kind of Spark’s reception shows how important authentic disabled representation is

March

Digital Spy: BBC’s A Kind Of Spark is groundbreaking in its portrayal of autistic women

The Daily Mirror: NHS covid app closing next month, but pandemic is far from over for disabled people

The Daily Mirror: Woman claims ‘Premier Inn would’ve left me to die in fire because I’m a wheelchair user’

The Daily Mirror: Met Report shows shocking discrimination – but disregard for ableism isn’t a surprise

The Daily Mirror: Lockdown files show how the Government let disabled people die

The Unwritten: Employers need to do more than just celebrate neurodiversity

The Daily Mirror: Where are the different types of disabled women this IWD?

The Unwritten: The Best Fiction Books by Disabled Authors Coming in 2023 (with Chloe Johnson)

The Unwritten: The Best Non-Fiction and Poetry Books by Disabled Authors Coming in 2023 (with Chloe Johnson)

Glamour: Pregnancy crisis centres are dangerously manipulating people against abortions

February

The Daily Mirror: Therese Coffey says “work more” – but many disabled people don’t have that option

The Daily Mirror: Press Regulator must create guidelines for reporting disability – or the media will never become less ableist

The Big Issue: Disabled people are missing out on the government’s cost of living payments

The Daily Mirror: Disabled people deserve to be able to find books about us easily in bookshops

The Big Issue: No one should have to ask whether they can ‘do without’ medication

Stylist: The government’s exclusion of menopause leave in the Equality Act proves it is already failing disabled women

The Daily Mirror: I’m not here to write want the government wants

The Unwritten: IPSO Told me Nobody Complains About the UK Media’s Ableism- so Let’s Prove Them Wrong

January

The Daily Mirror: I’m a disabled person, not a person with a disability

The Daily Mirror: North East has most disabled people but is ignored into extinction by Tories

The Big Issue: The High Court ruling on legacy benefits is a bitter blow for disabled people

The Daily Mirror: DWP refuse to release reports on disabled deaths amid inhumane assessment system

Glamour Magazine (digital): January cover interview with Caprice-Kwai Ambersley: ‘I want to be the representation I didn’t have when I was younger’

Indeed UK: A more equitable future: Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the UK workplace, 2022 report (pages 85-89)

Glamour: We’re told to be born with a womb is to suffer’: Rebel Bodies is a crucial deep-dive into the gender health gap

The Daily Mirror: Labour’s plan for disabled people is the same as Tories – to push us into work

The Big Issue: It’s time the government stepped up to help disabled people in the cost of living crisis

The Daily Mirror: DWP should have some clear resolutions and goals to help disabled people in 2023