The Unwritten

is creating a space for disabled people's own stories, not just inspiration

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About The Unwritten

The Unwritten is a publication for disabled people by disabled people. Telling their stories of success, struggle, life, love, loss and everything in between.

Our main aim is give disabled people a platform without worrying that their lived experience is “newsworthy” or “heartwrenching” enough. Here your stories wont be turned into inspiration or trauma p*rn.

We won't define or constrain what disability means to you. All stories are welcome, be your disability physical, chronic illness, mental illness, intellectual, neurodiversity, vision or hearing impairments. 

Although disability is what we are about, we know how it can intersect and effect each and every aspect of our lives and identity. Sexuality, gender, race, religion, class, education. family, relationships. We want to hear those stories too. 

Here, disability is the norm, not inspiration.  You won't ever see "little girl walks up stairs" videos. Here, disabled people are the focus, not their able bodied parents. You won't read stories by mums patting themselves on the back for looking after their own kids.

The Unwritten was founded by disabled freelance journalist Rachel Charlton-Dailey, who aims to give other disabled people a voice and allow them to be heard. Her deputy editor Caroline McDonagh-Delves is also a disabled writer as well as being an admin whizz. 

Our editorial team as well as our writers will always be led by disabled people, we will also aim to work with only disabled creators.

Our main priority is paying our writers, as an already marginalised group we could never and would never in good conscience ask disabled people to write for free.

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