Raya Al-Jadir

Raya Al-Jadir

A fellow at the Carter Centre for Mental Health Journalism, Raya writes about culture, literature and health for Disability Horizons. As a freelance writer, she has worked with a range of publications, such as The Independent, Huffington Post, and the UAE The National newspaper. She also runs her own blog, Careless.
Entertainment & Culture

15 inclusive books by disabled women writers

It's an exciting time for inclusive literature as more disabled authors are entering the literary world, especially disabled women writers.…

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Entertainment & Culture

The impact offensive language has on the disability community

Our writer, Raya Al-Jadir shares some of the ways society and high-profiled people have used offensive language and derogatory terms…

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Lifestyle

Book review: Samantha Renke’s autobiography You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Our writer Raya gives a book review of "You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread", an autobiography by disability…

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Entertainment & Culture

Head Above Water: a disabled writer shares her journey with multiple sclerosis in a new book

Our writer Raya Al-Jadir gives us a book review of Head Above Water and got the opportunity to interview Shahd…

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Work & Education

10 disabled scientists you should explore and discover

We share 10 disabled scientists you should explore and discover, including physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

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Entertainment & Culture

8 children’s books with disabled characters

Here are 8 children's books eith disabled characters that you should encourage children to read or local libraries.

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Wellbeing & Fitness

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions is lifting my stress level up

Our writer Raya, who has muscular dystrophy and respiratory failure, discusses why she is worried about the lifting of Covid…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

8 things the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us over the past year

Raya talks about the important things that Covid-19 has taught us, and how it has changed disabled people's lives.

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Lifestyle

Raya Al-Jadir: finding myself and my home with Disability Horizons

Our writer and editor Raya Al-Jadir talks about how she came to join Disability Horizons, and how it changed her…

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Work & Education

A blank book on disability that demonstrates society’s lack of awareness

Wheelchair user Sandip has written a book on disability with more than 300 pages being blank to highlight society's lack…

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