‘Accepting who you are is an act of civil disobedience’

While I know my last few entries have been rather shortish, and it’s high time I wrote something with a bit more body, today I’ll just flag this up. It’s a rather excellent Speech by Francesca Martinez – one of my favourite comedians and disability rights activists – about how we all need to escape the consumerist, dehumanising and fragmenting nature of contemporary society. She expresses herself well, and although I suspect some might dismiss what she says as whishy-washy lefty-liberal claptrap, much of what she says resonates with me. She is definitely right when she says we must all stop worrying about what society may or may not think of us, for such concerns simply hold one back.

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