Who’s the Refuser?

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Rebecca is a school refuser The lessons confuse her Miss knows her sister is a substance misuser It doesn’t excuse her She’s labelled a shirker, assigned to an overworked social work a conflict defuser But Becky’s still a school refuser   … Read more

Video: Neurodiversity and Socialism

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Janine speaks about neurodiversity, capitalism and socialism at the Autistic Pride event in Woolwich on 30 July 2022. Includes the poem Manifesto from Behind the Mask.

Women and Shiftwork

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Janine’s contribution to the debate on shiftwork at TUC Women’s Conference 2022. Read the text here.

Video: Babyface

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Janine performs her poem ‘Babyface’ in Cambridge in 2016.  

Drop the Disorder!

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Janine’s contribution to A Disorder for Everyone’s online poetry gig challenging the mainstream narrative on mental health, held on 16 April 2021, featuring the poems Locked Up and Down and Not OK.

Speaking for Labour to adopt neurodiversity policy

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The Labour Party’s 2021 National Policy Forum report contained no mention of neurodiversity, despite a detailed and popular submission from Neurodivergent Labour to the Forum. So Janine proposed to Conference that it ‘refer back’ that section of the report so that … Read more