Watching the Paralympics through a different lens

I remember at the time hearing my grandmother say she couldn’t come to watch my races, as she found the sight of so many people with disability too distressing.

She was a gorgeous, compassionate woman, and she just felt so sorry for all these “poor” people. It just broke her heart to think about the barriers they would face in their lives.

I didn’t realise it at the time, but it was representative of the views many people still have, even today.

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Arts, Culture, Sport, Recreation

Jason Diederich

APM Communities

Date published:
Sun 29th Aug, 2021