Smashing stereotypes around disability

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by Steve Watson in February 2020
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Claudia Walder is the editor of Able, the magazine that provides a platform for people with a wide spectrum of disabilities and chronic illnesses. If you’re a regular listener to our podcast you’ll know a common theme is people coming up against adversity and finding their way around the difficulties to produce a print magazine, but I don’t think I’ve spoken to anyone who has overcome quite as much as Claudia. As she explains, she was diagnosed with ME when she was just 23 years old, and she speaks about the frustration and shame she felt at having to stop work and become “a disabled person”, and also the revelation that made her want to turn that around and create a bold, confident magazine that communicates a wide range of disabled people’s experiences.

I love it when a magazine can show me the world from a completely fresh perspective and Able does a brilliant job of that, so I hope you’ll enjoy this episode, and if you want to see it for yourself, head over to the Stack shop to pick up a copy while we still have some in stock.

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