The Disabled Leaders Network brings together exceptional disabled scholars, working together to drive change and maximise impact. Members share their stories, experiences, expertise and vision to support the next generation of disabled scholars.
My name is Msafiri Ngololo and I am from Tanzania. The desire to have a disabled leadership career led me to pursue a Disability, Design and Innovation masters course; in order to create change, influence inclusion in social policy, identify and remove the disabling barriers in my home country and Africa at large. Disability isContinue reading “What if there were more disabled leaders?”
Until the age of eight, I was educated in a special needs school. Contrary to stereotype, the environment (as I recall) provided ample stimulation and nurturance. This, I believe, was thanks in part to the considerable degree of setting and streaming that occurred in the school’s delivery of learning. The establishment itself, to the bestContinue reading “It’s Time Society Stopped Playing the Independence Card to the Detriment of Disabled People”
I think it’s fair to say that we live in an ocular-centric society, people are obsessed with sight, and we equate that with knowledge, just think of terms like “I see” to mean “I understand”. Equating sight with knowledge is dangerous, especially for those who feel an entitlement to “know”. “Why is your arm likeContinue reading “When it comes to a disability, visibility of difference is a two-sided coin”
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