Image above shows the new disability pride flag. This is a diagonal stripe of 5 colours cutting across a black background from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, representing creativity and light cutting through darkness and obstacles. The red stripe represents physically disabled people, the yellow intellectual disabilities and neurodiversity, white for invisible and undiagnosed disabilities, blue for mental illness, and green for sensory disabilities. The black background represents mourning for disabled lives lost to eugenics and violence, and is a colour of protest.
“No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge”
– From Kerouac’s Essentials of Spontaneous Prose
Welcome to Keep It Wheel! You have landed on my writer’s website, portfolio and blog. Thank you for stopping by!
Here you will find a selection of my short stories and poetry, blog entries and articles.
Much of my writing explores what it means to be disabled. As the Founder/Chair of Disability Power Ireland, issues of disabled pride and identity are core to what I do and what I write. You can check out the website and join the community here.
My writing also deals with race, mental health, spirituality, creativity and the artist’s path. I write about how being disabled affects our experience of all of the above. You will also find articles related to disabled travel, adventure, food and veganism.
Disabled people are 15% of the world’s population, the world’s largest minority group and the only minority group which people can enter at any time of their lives. So even if you don’t identify as disabled, even if these explorations don’t quite resonate with you now, some day they might.