Disabled and Dating: A Valentine’s Day Special

This blog was originally published on 14th February 2022. I don’t think we acknowledge how much having a disability can impact our relationships. Both the effect it can have on existing relationships and its impact on forming new ones. Sometimes I envy kids; they have little to no social filter. They form bonds easily. However,Continue reading “Disabled and Dating: A Valentine’s Day Special”

How having a salary can benefit a disabled person

There are two ways to get paid for a job; wage and salary. Depending on which industry you work in will determine which you get. As a person with a disability, I understand that many of us care more about securing employment and don’t really mind how we get paid. However, after working waged jobsContinue reading “How having a salary can benefit a disabled person”

Knowing your rights as a disabled person in applications and employment

Knowing your rights is crucial, regardless of your circumstances. If you know your rights, you’ll always be able to exercise them accordingly. Whilst everyone has the same fundamental rights in the UK, it’s important to understand that some groups have extra protection against discrimination. Those of us with disabilities and neurodiversities included. There can beContinue reading “Knowing your rights as a disabled person in applications and employment”

Getting support in the workplace

Support in the workplace involves employers giving their staff the tools they need to succeed. It’s a form of equity that levels the playing field for disabled and neurodiverse employees. In the UK, it is a legal requirement for employers to provide support in the workplace. It’s always worth talking to your employer to seeContinue reading “Getting support in the workplace”

Interviewing a prospective employer

Being interviewed for a job can be stressful. I always feel a sense of pride if I make it to the interview stage, but I’m still always nervous. Whether I declare my disability during the application process depends on the position I’m after. However, during an interview it naturally comes up because, even though itContinue reading “Interviewing a prospective employer”

How to demonstrate useful skills while job hunting

If you’ve been working, training or job hunting you’ll have come across the terms “hard and soft skills”. Hard skills are defined as skills that are abilities and knowledge you have that are related to your job. Soft skills on the other hand are qualities that relate to your personality and how they assist youContinue reading “How to demonstrate useful skills while job hunting”

Getting to know a colleague with a disability

As a person with a visible disability, I often find that some non-disabled people struggle with initial conversation and how to act around me. Most of the time, this is because of awkwardness. People don’t always know what to say or fear saying the wrong thing, so they opt to say nothing. However, disability isContinue reading “Getting to know a colleague with a disability”

Green Flags to Look For as a Disabled Job Seeker

You don’t need me to tell you how hard job hunting is. You already know. If you’re reading this article, you probably also understand the extra difficulty of job hunting when you have a disability. As a person with cerebral palsy, I know how hard job hunting can be. It feels like we must workContinue reading “Green Flags to Look For as a Disabled Job Seeker”

9 Tips To Prep For A Job Interview

So, you’re in the thick of it, job hunting, and someone finally offers you an interview. Interviewing for a job as a disabled person isn’t that different from the experience a non-disabled person. However, as a disabled person, I do think there are a few extra things that we need to consider when we’re goingContinue reading “9 Tips To Prep For A Job Interview”

5 Benefits Your Business Gains by Hiring Disabled People

Around 1 in 10 people have a disability. That’s 1 billion people in the world, myself included, who have valuable lived experience and irreplaceable transferable skills. Bua’s primary mission is to increase disability employment rates in the creative industry. One way to help achieve this is by offering consultancy sessions with companies like yours. BeingContinue reading “5 Benefits Your Business Gains by Hiring Disabled People”