Category: disability rights

Ableism and Fertility – When online support groups turn against the vulnerable

Last Friday I woke up in my usual state of anxiety and dissociation, having spent what seemed like a life time of nightmares that night – when I had finally focused my mind on the day ahead my heart felt heavy and my mind…

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Everyone is Watching – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Everyone is Watching - By Charlotte Farhan

With this unseen malady, the world is set to a different frequency, faces move past with only apathy, when they can’t fit you into a box, intelligent, irrational, focused, erratic… you seem a paradox. Knowing people question me, life feels scrutinised, under the microscope,…

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Where are my human rights? Mental illness in the NHS

tears by charlotte farhan

Over 3 weeks ago I wrote an open letter to the NHS and the Adult Mental Health Services:  https://charlottefarhanartactivism.com/2016/09/06/open-letter-to-the-mental-health-services-england-nhs/  Since this letter things started to look up, after tweeting my desperation and crisis live to the world and my followers, the NHS services in…

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Open Letter: To The Mental Health Services England (NHS)

Charlotte Farhan - Open letter to NHS

Dear Mental Health Services England (NHS) I am writing to you as I have lost the will to fight for my life and am using my last amount of strength to share my desperate situation with you. I suffer from: complex post traumatic stress…

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Neuro-divergent me – A Poem by Charlotte Farhan

when I close my eyes - by Charlotte Farhan

Neuro-divergent me   There are parts of my brain, people call sick, inside things can’t configure – to the accepted standard. There were times when fitting me into a box, was a main concern. Or blame – who’s left her out too long too…

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Being Disabled in an Able Constructed World

Charlotte Farhan

Since opening my eyes to the injustices I face on a daily basis and deciding to speak out, stand up and create change, it has been a rude awakening with an upward struggle of epic proportions. When you realise the discrimination which is faced…

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