As the son of a now-retired teacher and as someone who seriously thought about becoming a teacher myself, I cannot point out how much this hit home for me. People think teachers ‘just’ teach content. They do so much more. They are the life-blood of society. It’s teachers that give their students the confidence to explore their passions—passions that often lead to life-defining career moves, ideologies, and personal development. Yes, teachers teach content but they serve a far greater purpose.
A Year Later: 3 Unexpected Experiences since leaving South Africa for England
I don’t pretend for a second that England is without its share of problems—think Brexit, Boris Johnson, the cuts to the National Health Service, negotiations with the US that would drastically increase the price of medications and harm the NHS yet again, the inhumane hours for junior doctors, or the horrendous austerity measures which have wreaked havoc on thousands
Maddie’s Tea Room, Devizes: Accessible Coffee Shop Serving Communities
Maddie’s Team Room has gone from a coffee shop I didn’t know existed to rapidly becoming a regular haunt. I’m impressed.
The Carrot & Stick that is #JustAskDontGrab
I know I haven’t written in a while. It’s thanks to various personal issues, a nasty case of writer’s block,… Read more The Carrot & Stick that is #JustAskDontGrab
The Importance of a Disabled Bay & How Companies Should React to Employees’ Ableism
In 2018, I found an FS Systems vehicle illegally parked in a disabled bay on the University of Cape Town’s… Read more The Importance of a Disabled Bay & How Companies Should React to Employees’ Ableism
Music & Poetry: Musings on the Self-Destructive Addiction to Beauty
The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic… Read more Music & Poetry: Musings on the Self-Destructive Addiction to Beauty
Goodbye, Degree. Hello, (Un)fortunate Readers
Hey Everyone, It feels like a lifetime since I’ve written, doesn’t it? Anyway, I’m free for a bit so… I… Read more Goodbye, Degree. Hello, (Un)fortunate Readers
Is ‘Legalese’ a Defence?
Is something ‘right’ simply because it is legal? This question has been bugging me immensely recently; particularly from a disability… Read more Is ‘Legalese’ a Defence?
Regression to Nicer Times – Part 1
Part the First – An Introduction It’s early-July. I’ve finished my semester exams and, now that my results have been… Read more Regression to Nicer Times – Part 1
Service Dogs are People Too!!!
I came across a tweet by one of my favourite Disability Bloggers, Diary of a Disabled Person, that I feel… Read more Service Dogs are People Too!!!