Ali McManus: a disabled singer with an unbreakable spirit

We interview disabled musician Ali McManus, who has Osteogenesis Imperfecta and uses a wheelchair, about her album Unbreakable, and her single Roll this Way, featuring Steve Tyler from Aerosmith. — Read on disabilityhorizons.com/2018/12/ali-mcmanus-a-disabled-singer-with-an-unbreakable-spirit/ Like Rock For Disability on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @P94Emma, follow me on Pinterest or use the Contact Form.

Disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin’s catwalk debut

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons; who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ In January, we spoke to Lucy Martin to find out what it is like being the first visibly disabled BBC weather presenter, how she secured the job, why she became interested in meteorology and what life was… Continue reading Disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin’s catwalk debut

Sparsh Shah: the 15-year-old rapper with brittle bones

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons. who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Sparsh Shah is a 15-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker from New Jersey, USA. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. He has broken more than 130 bones over… Continue reading Sparsh Shah: the 15-year-old rapper with brittle bones

Making changes toward inclusive employment for disabled people

This month I was recognised for my years of voluntary work as a writer for online magazine Disability Horizons that has led me to secure paid opportunities as a freelance journalist… “We also had support from our volunteers Carrie Aimes and Emma Purcell. Both have been writing great articles for us over the years and… Continue reading Making changes toward inclusive employment for disabled people

Step and Stone: a Bristol-based bakery training people with learning disabilities

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people, and only one in every 16 people with a learning disability is in paid employment in the UK. The statistics are stark, but… Continue reading Step and Stone: a Bristol-based bakery training people with learning disabilities