Why Words Matter to Disabled People - Graham Lewis

Feb 05, 03:41 PM

Graham Lewis, Development Officer, Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living tells how people with disabilities receive verbal abuse but some advise to ignore it with the adage ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’. However, for disabled people words matter, and ‘names WILL always hurt me’. Lines of poetry by Martin Niemöller.