Emma Rivers reviews ‘Penguin Bloom’ ,a film that authentically and caringly tackles disability in film.
Last year, the Gryphon reported on the founding of the Leeds Disabled Student Network. However, a year on, and due to COVID related setbacks, they are still yet to be fully recognised as a society. As a result, they are yet to receive any funding and small things such as setting up a Zoom call through which they can do society socials are impossible.
Ellis Ellena Idris looks at the rise of the UK’s first talent agency exclusively for those with disabilities, and the importance of its role in the industry.
For many students, clubbing can be the highlight of their week, especially with Leeds’ unique place in Britain‘s nightlife scene. But not all experiences are equal; Jenny Unwin, who uses a wheelchair, tells us
about the inequalities she’s faced on nights out due to her disability.
The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme launched in May 2016 at Gatwick Airport. The purpose of the scheme was to discreetly identify passengers with hidden disabilities who may need additional help while travelling. Since then, it has […]
“The abandonment of care-provision was so extensive that Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey MP told Prime Minister Boris Johnson at PMQs that his government may have even breached international law.” Tristan Griffith reports on the […]
Emma Ferguson looks at the return to face to face teaching and how little is being done to facilitate the vulnerable.
It’s hard to contemplate the fact that in the 21st century, teenagers are creating blatantly racist TikTok videos in which they make derogatory jokes like how all black people have absent fathers, only eat watermelons […]
At a Hastings and Rye hustings on Thursday, Conservative candidate Sally Ann Hart defended the idea that disabled people should be paid less than minimum wage, as they “don’t understand money”. Hart was elected as […]
As part of Disability History Month, Isabel Ralphs sits down with Liberation Coordinator Leo Adams to talk about all things sex, representation and disability in the mainstream culture. If you’ve been anywhere near the Union […]
Leeds University student, Catherine Reader is set to launch a website entitled “Disability: Depression” on 1st November. This campaign to help eliminate the struggles that face people with chronic mental health disorders. The website will […]
University life can be difficult, but it proves to be even more challenging for students with disabilities. Aino Lappalainen interviews two disabled students to get a glimpse of their experiences and struggles. Having a disability […]