TEDxDCU: Legless In Dublin

In February of this year, I did a TEDx talk in my old college, DCU.

Here I discuss life in a wheelchair, what it’s like to always have your disability as a topic of conversation and how to be treated when you have a disability. Spoiler: JUST. LIKE. YOU.

There are times in my life when people look at me differently, talk to me differently, act like I’m not there or even look right through/over me.

In a really cheeky way, this is where Legless puts a big YES stamp across the board for equality. While I am at waist-level, my personal call for  equality is that you stop looking down on me. For my friends and family (and my enemies too, sure fuckit, they deserve it), we ask for equality from day one, no matter your age, gender, physical abilities, sexuality, race or background.

With this week’s marriage referendum just around the corner, ‘How would you like to be treated?’ is being shouted from the rooftops. The really simple answer to that is JUST. LIKE. YOU.



About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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