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Reform Magazine | April 22, 2019

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I am…

I am… deaf

01/04/2019 |

Alanna Hurmon on the challenges of being deaf

My deafness is passed on through the family. Most of us have got it. Not all, but most. It’s caused some problems. We’ll get told off for being ignorant when, in actuality, … Read More

I am… the mother of a ‘lifer’

22/02/2019 |

Serving a sentence as the mother of a convict

It’s a strange world. Behind this very ordinary, run-of-the-mill woman, shopping alongside you in the supermarket, chatting with you over a coffee in the kitchen, praying in the pew next to … Read More

I am… on £1.86 a day

25/01/2019 |

A foodbank user describes living on £1.86 a day

I’m a bus driver but I lost my job two years ago and have been out of work since then. I signed on to jobseeker’s allowance but became homeless and was … Read More

I am… dyslexic, dyspraxic and diabetic

27/11/2018 |

Mordecai Weynberg on living with dyslexia, dyspraxia and diabetes

When I first started school, I hit a brick wall with learning to read. We lived in a particularly hilly bit of Leeds, not far from school at all, but there … Read More

I am… in prison

30/10/2018 |

A Allen reports from prison

Contrary to what tabloids would have you believe, prison is no holiday camp. It is a volatile mixing pot where all manner of criminals are confined in close quarters. Frequently, the situation erupts.

This sentence … Read More

I am… transgender

01/10/2018 |

Alex Clare-Young confronts medical injustice as a trans person

People think that it is easy, popular even, to be trans today. That hasn’t been my experience and isn’t the experience of many trans people I know.

Just weeks ago, I … Read More