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Rashmi – “Having the permission to talk honestly is critical for carers”

Conversations with Carers explores the lived experience of paid and unpaid carers through a series of podcasts and articles, which have also inspired 5 short dance films performed by disabled and non-disabled artists, some of who are also carers. Conversations with Carers is created by Rashmi Becker, MBE, Founder of Step Change Studios, and supported … Continued

Max – “Having two disabled brothers meant I grew up very quickly”

Conversations with Carers is a series of podcasts, articles and innovative dance films, which examines the realities of paid and unpaid care. The work is created by Rashmi Becker, MBE, Founder of Step Change Studios, and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.   Episode 3: The informal Carer Photo credit: Conversations with Carers, produced … Continued

Adult sibling book reviews

Summer Brother by Jaap Robben: A sweet tale of sibling love, told without sentimentality Teenager Brian comes from a dysfunctional family; his parents are divorced and he lives with his conniving father in a trailer home, located in a remote Dutch landscape. He is the only child on the site. When Brian’s physically and mentally … Continued

Lisa – “My brother, sister and Mum all have disabilities”

I have an incredibly unique family as both my brother and sister have a degenerative disease of the nervous system. My Mum is in the last stages of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). So from the get-go I was in a world of disability, experiencing the good, the bad and the down right ugly!!! The advice I … Continued