Emma Purcell

Emma Purcell

Editor & Writer at Disability Horizons. Blogger at Rock For Disability. Loves live music, comedy, acting, chocolate and is a Harry Potter fanatic.
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Deaf actor and advocate Rose Ayling-Ellis recognised as most influential disabled person in Power 100 list 2022

Actor, Strictly champion and deaf advocate Rose Ayling-Ellis has been recognised as the most influential disabled person in the Shaw…

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Lifestyle

7 accessible activities to enjoy this Halloween

We suggest several accessible activities, attractions and virtual events this Halloween that will make you go bump in the night.

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Entertainment & Culture

10 celebrities who live with dyslexia

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, which takes place from the 3rd to 9th of October, we share 10 celebrities with…

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Entertainment & Culture

Ralph & Katie: a love story about a married couple with Down’s syndrome

Ralph and Katie, two disabled characters from the hit BBC One series The A Word, are set to appear on…

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Entertainment & Culture

Meet the candidates representing disability in new show Make Me Prime Minister

Make Me Prime Minister is a brand new Channel 4 series that is set to lift the lid on what it…

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Entertainment & Culture

Deaf representation on TV – John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf and Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker

Find out more about Channel 4’s deaf contestant on Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker and John Bishop's new documentary about British Sign…

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Lifestyle

Breaking down taboos around disability and periods

Our writer, Emma Purcell, speaks to the disability community to find out their experiences living with periods.

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Lifestyle

8 myths about living with urinary catheters busted

Our writer, Emma Purcell – who was fitted with a catheter in 2018 – debunks 8 myths about living with…

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Entertainment & Culture

Rose Ayling-Ellis reveals first-ever Barbie doll with hearing aids

A Barbie doll with a behind-the-ear hearing aid is part of a new range of diverse and inclusive dolls unveiled…

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Entertainment & Culture

Paralympian Ellie Simmonds set to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds - who has a form of dwarfism - is set to take part in the new…

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