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About differal

Fledgling academic negotiating systems at every turn: living off-grid, living with MS, playing with critical theory for transformative social praxis.

The Invisible Bodies of War

So the Westminster establishment has begun air strikes in Syria alongside its band of neocolonialist thugs. David Cameron has warned that this will be no rapid intervention; the bombing will be sustained, the attacks ‘long term’. We have heard many … Continue reading

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‘We’re A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns’: Scotland’s Politics of Fostering in an Age of Global Displacement.

In a previous post: ‘Who’s Talking About Refugees With Disabilities?’, I considered UK government policy in particular, the reason being that I live in the UK and am aware that granting asylum and building community along with refugees, is the major … Continue reading

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You Disturbed My Narrative! When Autism Went to the Theater.

Let’s think about interruptions. How flexible are we really, how open and accepting? So maybe we can think of life as a stage, and we are all actors on that stage. Wouldn’t it be just ideal if everyone knew their … Continue reading

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Who’s Talking About Refugees With Disabilities?

I couldn’t help but wonder as I witnessed the recent footage of refugees making vast journeys to seek asylum, what is happening to people with disabilities who are in need of sanctuary, where is the discussion taking place around their … Continue reading

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The Body Re-Written

Freshly back from a relapse, well almost; readers will have to forgive my intermittent silences while I go and have a word with my immune system from time to time. It’s been a horrible month for symptoms old and new … Continue reading

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Re-writing the Body?

In my last post I discussed the power of narrative and how reclaiming our stories can be a transformative and empowering act. Now I want to disrupt that claim and have a bit of a ruckus with myself in order … Continue reading

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Écriture Féminine?

Writing as therapy; I find it cathartic and adore being lost in words and their fluid, malleable meanings. Words are like people. It’s too easy to get stuck in definitive limits. Becomings are better; more promiscuous, more playful. Meaning is … Continue reading

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