Emma Chapple

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Disability Invisibility: advocacy in the public eye

When you finally take the plunge and start calling yourself an “illness advocate” (or something of the like), you’re automatically fighting an uphill battle....

Using laughter as a new medicine

In her fantastic one-woman show Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher says “if my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true. And that is completely...

Some diseases just aren’t sexy enough

It’s every girl’s least favourite time of year (or most favourite, if sad half-mustaches your thing). Movember, that magical time of year when men...

Disconnected by my disability

I’m either too old or too young for this shit. When I get dragged into a passive-aggressive social media fight? I’m too old for...

Disability invisibility

For all intents and purposes, I am disabled. I wear an ostomy bag 24/7 because when I was 16 years old, I had my...

Bygone trends

Fashion is fleeting. Sometimes it can be hard to tell a new classic from a flash-in-the-pan. Sure, the dresses over jeans trend sounded like a...
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