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Image: A white woman's smiling face. She has freckles, and her smile is wide. She has dark hair with turquoise streaks, pulled back from her face. She is wearing a black dress with white stars on it, and the handle of a green walking stick can be seen in the bottom right corner. Contact Fiona: charm_quark at
United Kingdom
Website and social media Twitter: @knittingquark, @fionaSNP Facebook: Instagram: @knitting_quark
I am a disability activist living in Scotland, involved in politics, advocacy and evidence-based policy. I was studying Theoretical Physics before getting sick, and science is still important to me. I began a writing degree through the OU with the aim of doing more science writing, as I spend a lot of time translating research into non-scientist language, but I got sidetracked by necessity into politics as disabled people in the UK become more at risk. I am currently the SNP's National Women's and Equalities Convener.
Pop Culture, Sciences, Books, Poetry, Politics, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Feminism, Disability, Relationships
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Essays, Criticism, Copyediting, Editing, Sensitivity Reading, Radio Appearances, Television Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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