Don’t Postpone Joy republished


Source: Gay Talk Tonight He’s been a successful businessman, and equestrian. He is HIV positive, and has been infected with the parasite leishmaniasis. He is legally blind and deaf, and he’s been told on a number of occasions he had just a few days to live – yet somehow, Peter Taylor has defied the odds…

NZ Olympic Anthem has unique links to diversity


“Stand Tall”, the anthem chosen to represent New Zealand in the 2012 Olympic games, has a unique link to mental health, Deaf and disability communities. The song is penned and sung by busker samRB, who has experienced mental illness. The video, below, features ex-comedian Philip Patston who experiences unique physical function, as well as school…

UK disabled people’s online zine taps a ‘niche for positivity’


In March 2012 the UK’s Guardian reported that the founders of an online lifestyle magazine for disabled people think there’s a need for a feelgood factor. Reporter Mary O’Hara spoke to Martyn Sibley and Srin Madipalli who have  launched the online lifestyle magazine for disabled people, Disability Horizons. “The pair, both in their 20s,” she reported, “say they wanted to…