New year, old stereotypes

Happy New Year everyone – and I’d like to start on an upbeat note … but sadly not. ‘The Undateables’ returns to Channel 4 for a new series on Monday night. For the last four years, this series has brought together people who have medical conditions, disabilities and disfigurements with others with similar conditions (andContinue reading “New year, old stereotypes”

World AIDS Day

Charlie Sheen’s recent ‘coming out’ as living with HIV shone a much-needed light on the stigma that still surrounds HIV and AIDS, and set me thinking about parallels with disfigurement. It’s more than thirty years since HIV was discovered, and more than twenty-five years since we lost some high profile names to the condition, suchContinue reading “World AIDS Day”