On the 18th of March the first open Disability Pride Brighton meeting took place to allow people with disabilities to have their say on the planning of the event. There were 5 main questions for which many responses were received all of which are available to view from here.
Note: The text in BLUE are comments from people who identify as having a disability.
What made you want to get involved?
What would you like to get out of it?
What would you like to feel?
What do you want Disability Pride Brighton to be?
What do you want it to achieve?
Answers may include socialising, loss of isolation, seeing all disabilities included, making people more aware of disability discrimination, gaining respect, inclusion.
Here is my new song about disability awareness, discrimination and disability pride - “Normal”. Thanks to my (mostly!) lovely daughter, RACHAEL, for singing, to KIERAN for the tune and for playing the guitar, to Rachael and Kieran for the arrangement, to Ruby (Rachael’s almost two year old) for banging on the window with first the remote control and then a shell, to CHARLIE for keeping Ruby inside the house, to Ben, the Irish Wolfhound for walking in front of the camera and, finally, to JAMES for not letting Ben run into the road. A real family production! PS Please excuse my witch’s cackling at the end.
Hi. Don’t forget - as this event is mainly user-led by the disabled community, we are looking for performers, comedians, singers etc who identify as having some form of disability. If you want to perform, please complete one of these application forms. Thank you.