Think pieces

These posts are chosen to get you thinking. Feel free to send us your ideas or suggestions about issues you’d like covered, and disabled writers and thinkers, you admire.

What is genuine achievement?

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By Sally Champion
Australian writer, comedian and disability advocate Stella Young said, “I want to live in a world where we don't have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of bed and remembering our own name in the morning.” She…
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Coming to grips with the UN Disability Convention

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By Dr Huhana Hickey
I think it’s important for us to understand what the Disability Convention means for us as a community and for us as individuals because it outlines what our rights are in New Zealand. I am writing a series about each of the articles in the Disability Convention that deal with the rights of…
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Disability culture

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By Robyn Hunt
Culture is complex. It concerns a person's values, traditions and beliefs, behaviours, customs and artefacts. These are shared with other members of a community or society. It is the way things are done in a particular group or community. This is the basis from which we deal with the world and each…
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