Zara has been a disability rights activist since the age of eleven. She helpfully explains the ‘Social Model of Disability’ and describes how attitudes towards disabled people have changed since she first began campaigning.
Zara talks us through some key pieces of Disability legislation and although there is still a long way to go, she recognises that her actions have had a positive impact on the lives of the many young people she has met. She encourages us all to be the change we want to see in the world.
Open, frank and honest, Zara also introduces the ‘hierarchy of disability’ that is present amongst the disabled community and how she identifies as an intersectional feminist.
In her interview she tells us about the weird and wonderful opportunities she’s had thanks to her being a wheelchair user. In particular, Zara remembers the time she attended the Queen's Jubilee luncheon on behalf of Whizz-Kidz, and almost crashed right into Margaret Thatcher!