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Reform Magazine | February 18, 2019

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I am…

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

I am… on employment support allowance

28/08/2018 |

Clair Richards on her experience of being on employment support allowance

I worked in a primary school but then I fell in town and I’ve had sciatica, so have been off work. Six months after I’d fallen, they realised I … Read More

I am… agoraphobic

26/06/2018 |

Laura Bartley on being agoraphobic

I began suffering with severe agoraphobia in 2015 after the breakup of a long-term relationship. I started having panic attacks every day, sometimes several in a day. They were so horrible that I became terrified … Read More