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Fiona Robertson

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Contact Fiona: charm_quark at hotmail.com

I am a disability activist living in Scotland, involved in politics, advocacy and evidence-based policy. I was a physicist before getting sick, and science is still important to me. I began a writing degree through the OU with the aim of doing more science writing, as I spend a lot of time translating research into non-scientist language, but I got sidetracked by necessity into politics as disabled people in the UK become more at risk. 

You can find Fiona at her websiteFacebookInstagram, and Twitter @knittingquark

Clips: 

Commonspace, April 2017: Voting Tory in #GE17 is a vote to kill people like me, and you need to know why

Commonspace, April 2017: We've already seen DWP inhumanity towards the disabled, now it's rape victims' turn

Granite and Sunlight, October 2015: Do You Know About Action T4? The Erasure Of Disabled People From The Holocaust Narrative, And Why It Matters Today

Fiona is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat

Languages: English (Fluent)

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