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.
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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Lifestyle

10 things living with a disability teaches you

Disability can be hard, but it can also make you a stronger person. Disabled writer Raya reflects on the positive…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

Disability and me: an open letter to my younger self

On International Day for Persons with Disabilities, disabled writer and blogger Raya AlJadir writes on open letter to her younger…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

Shielding stories: the impact on disabled people’s mental health

Our writer Raya, a shielder since March, shares the stories of disabled people who have continued to isolate and how…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

Shielding stories: disabled people and their families in extended self-isolation

Our writer Raya, who has been shielding since March, shares the stories of disabled people and their families who have…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

Shielding stories: the forgotten isolated who have been in ‘lockdown’ since March

Writer Raya, who has been shielding since March, shares the stories of other disabled people who have stayed in their…

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Lifestyle

6 misconception about ventilators debunked

Disabled writer, Raya AlJadir, who uses a ventilator, busts 6 myths around ventilators, and explains the different types of ventilator…

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Wellbeing & Fitness

How the face mask exemptions have divided opinion – even between disabled people

Our writer Raya, who can't wear a face mask because of a respiratory condition, looks at the backlash disabled people…

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