European disability rights, human rights and intersectionality - Listen to a clip here
“I really value the community called ‘Black Girls Create’…finding a community of women and non-binary people of colour that are multiply marginalised that really understand what it’s like, not just to be disabled but to have marginalisations on multiple levels...has been so healing and uplifting.
"…to be able to come into that community and to be seen for who I am and to be recognised and for them to say ‘No, your pain does matter, and your joy does matter’ and ‘we’re all in this together and we’re all trying to be seen'...has just been so amazing."
On discovering she was queer - Listen to a clip here
"The one thing that sealed the deal for me, that yes I was definitely queer, was the sentence: 'You only have crushes on unobtainable men', so for example, TV characters…or gay men or teachers or dentists or people that you could never possibly go out with.
"…I was not actually attracted to men in real life…so it was an absolutely huge, huge revelation for me to have and a massive shock.
"I now identify as queer because I was so sure I was attracted to men for so long and now I know I’m not, but I haven’t really had a chance to explore whether or not I’m attracted to women yet and also to non-binary people because of the pandemic.
"…I’m so relieved because so much of my life just makes sense now where it didn’t before."
Identity - Listen to a clip here
"Disabled is a political identity and I would always say I’m disabled first, and sort of a wheelchair user second so I am disabled and a wheelchair user is the practical level of how I move around.
"…and so I will always be queer first as queer is a political label and then whichever end of queerness that I fit into after that, because I’ll always be queer."