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.
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

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

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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Work & Education

Disabled influencer Lina on helping people to break down their own barriers

Disabled Influencer Lina, who is a 22-year-old Muslim, shares experiences of living with paralysis to inspire other disabled people and…

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Travel

18 places around the world to ‘travel’ to while in self-isolation

We may all be in self-isolation because of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK, but that doesn't mean you can't…

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Culture

10 things to do if you’re stuck at home

Winter can be a gloomy time of year, especially if you're unable to go out because of ill health. Our…

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Lifestyle

10 truths about being a wheelchair user

We hear from writer Raya who shares 10 truths about being a wheelchair user. From avoiding getting your wheels dirty…

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Wellbeing

How a visually impaired boxer with muscle weakness is knocking down barriers

Listen Sannah Hussain isn’t your ‘typical’ boxer. She’s female, Muslim, visually impaired and has muscle weakness. But that’s exactly why…

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Culture

Top critically-acclaimed disabled artists and writers

Listen Last year we celebrated the top 10 female, top 10 male disabled celebrities, and top 10 international disabled celebrities. So, in…

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Lifestyle

5 things only siblings of a disabled person would know

Listen Having a brother or sister can be amazing and frustrating in equal measure. But what’s it like if you…

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