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Give me Serenity

Give me serenity, and grant me calm, my mind is all a flutter, and I can't find my identity. The room is spinning around me, and my breathing is fast, give me serenity, and grant me calm. I am hot and sweaty, I can't think straight, so give me serenity, and grant me calm.

cartoon about disability hate crime

Crippen revisits the subject of disability hate crime

This is the second year running that the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) has refused to provide any explanation for why police forces are passing significantly fewer cases of disability hate crime to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Hope and Pray

This year has been challenging, The coronavirus has hit home, Having to wear masks, Standing two meters apart. How long will this go on for? Being glared at for coughing, Having to sneeze into your elbow, waiting for the shops to re-open. Oh, how I wish life would return back to normal, No one knows what normal is anymore, All ...

Can you tell me Why?

Can you tell me why? Don't you remember me? No matter how hard I try, I just can't foresee.   I think I have lost my mind, I forget the simplest of things, Can you tell me why? I can't find my cup of tea.   I feel lost and confused, I can't remember your name, Can you tell me why? I can't ...

MRI brain scan with a corridor drawn in pen where the brain should be

The Landscapes of my Brain at neXus Exhibition 2020

Further adventures into the landscape of my brain... When the clutter in my head becomes so noisy that I can’t function, I reach for a black pen and I draw. Afterwards my brain begins to calm, leaving me able to think a little clearer. Rather than a single line, I use ...

cartoon about treatment of autism

Crippen hears about people with Autism experiencing undignified and inhuman care

Once again, it has fallen to the Disability News Service (DNS) to expose how disabled people are still being treated throughout mental health units in England. Disability Arts Online ·

Tesco Delivery Man and I’m still in my dressing gown. What is going on?

What a few weeks. Where shall I begin? Insomnia. Two weeks of waking up two hours after I went to sleep, then spending the rest of the night thinking, putting two and two together to make four, four and four together to make exactly eight, a hundred and a hundred, ...

caricature of Sian Vasey

Crippen pays tribute to the irreplaceable Sian Vasey

Disabled activists have paid tribute this week to Sian Vasey – a much-loved, “multi-layered activist” who played a “pivotal role” in the disabled people’s movement for more than 40 years – who died last week.