Becky Olaniyi

I am a 19-year-old feminist with cerebral palsy (and @beckyolaniyi on Twitter - you can read some of my work there!) and I took an interest in discussing and dismantling the social issues around disability, sexism and femininity around last year. Since then I've been lucky enough to have facilitated a workshop on racism and beauty standards at the 2014 FemLonCon, been part the Disability and Feminism panel at the Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, spoken at events for Sisters of Frida, a feminist group for disabled women. Besides that I'm interested in acting, writing, psychology and neuroscience, but my main goal in doing this is to try to help young disabled women acknowledge and understand themselves as individuals, rather than simply being ‘that disabled girl’, as well as helping people in general to understand that disabled people are whole individuals whose limitations exist on a spectrum and are very different from one another because despite sharing one characteristic, we are all unique, with our own lives, perspectives and experiences.