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  • 'Neurodiversity' means that different people have different brain wiring. Those with a minority brain wiring - such as dyslexic, autistic and dyspraxic people - face discrimination at work and in wider society. 

Neurodiversity in Rail conference 2024

Neurodiversity in Rail conference 2024

Janine will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Neurodiversity in Rail conference. Here is some information from the organisers of the Neurodiversity in Rail conference, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Excellence … About the Neurodiversity in Rail … Read more

Video: Neurodiversity – a left-wing perspective

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Neurodiversity – a left-wing perspective On Monday 25 March, Janine spoke at an online open meeting hosted by Lewes Labour party members, setting out a left-wing perspective on neurodiversity. You can watch a video of the talk, and the ensuing … Read more

Pride Is

Autistic Pride 2017

Pride is this:
the counter-march to prejudice

There’s a reason it was named:
Pride is refusal to feel ashamed.

Neurodivergent poetry in Plymouth

Neurodivergent Poetry Plymouth

Janine is the guest poet at this celebration of neurodivergent poetry. Food and drink available to buy. To book a slot, contact @QueerOutLoud

Marxism and Neurodiversity

A panel of Janine, Robert Chapman and Sarah McCulloch discuss how Marxism can contribute to an understanding of neurodiversity and how we can achieve liberation. Part of Workers’ Liberty’s annual Ideas for Freedom festival.

Neurodiversity: a core bargaining issue

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There is an excellent article in November 2022’s Labour Research – ‘Neurodiversity: a core bargaining issue’. I’m pleased to say that I am extensively quoted! If you would like to read the full text, ask your trade union if it … Read more

Poetry in Asylum magazine

Asylum poetry callout

Janine has recently taken over as Poetry Editor of Asylum magazine. Asylum wants your poetry for our radical mental health magazine. Asylum has been running for nearly forty years, providing a platform for all perspectives on mental health. Asylum is influenced and … Read more

Autistic Pride

Woolwich Common Youth Club, 144 Nightingale Place, Woolwich SE18 4HE Autistic speakers, poets and singers. Come and buy from the stalls with art, clothing, books and jewellery, all autistic made. 1.15pm Welcome opening by Emma Dalmayne 1.15 – 1.35pm – … Read more

Disability, Capitalism and Socialism

How does capitalism disable people with impairments and differences? What alternative does socialism offer? Janine speaks alongside Richard Rieser (World of Inclusion) and Ellen Clifford (author and activist).

A Question of Importance

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Invited to an event to answer a question of importance, I walked along the street with highness, went in through the door that revolves, past the guard of security, and spoke to the person with femaleness and helpfulness at the … Read more