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Disabled Parents - Photography Project

erika79erika79 Member Posts: 3
edited April 2015 in Disabled people

Dear Parents my name is Erika a London based photographer. I'm  currently working in a photography project in representation of parents with disabilities in Uk . 

The aim of the project is to break down any taboo and prejudge. My thought would be focus to the feelings and views of parents living with a disability - to address widespread myths and misunderstandings about being parenthood . I'd like to create an awareness of the importance of building a family life alongside disability.

I would be delighted to share any photographs/stories we produce with the participants involved. 

If you think you might want to share your story please get in touch with me: [email protected] 



  • RockyRocky Member Posts: 76 Listener
    Hi Erika, you have probably considered this already but you may find it useful to contact the DPPI. They are a national charity providing information on disability and parenthood and focus on disabled people as parents as opposed to a child having a disability. I am sure you will be able to access some useful information and the DPPI may also be interested to learn more about your project.
  • erika79erika79 Member Posts: 3
    Hi Rocky,
    thanks for your message. I'm currently in touch with DPPI and they will collaborate with me, however, as it is a very small charity with not many people working on it, I'm still looking for parents that could potentially be interested on my project. Not sure this is the right place?

  • RockyRocky Member Posts: 76 Listener
    Hi,  I hope that you do get some responses from parents from this site.  Also wondered if Contact A Family have Community pages - if so, it may be worth you posting something there too.  Good luck, it is an issue that needs awareness raising.
  • sweetestmoondustsweetestmoondust Member Posts: 5
    Hi I am a disabled mum of twins let me know what kind of photo etc
  • erika79erika79 Member Posts: 3
    Hi sweetestmoondust
    thanks for your message, would you please drop me an email to [email protected] so I can give you more details about the project.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,328 Scope community team
    Fantastic idea! I am a disabled dad
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  • Elizabeth Siân GwilliamElizabeth Siân Gwilliam Member Posts: 8 Connected
    I'm a wheelchair user with severe disability, I have two daughters. Would love to get involved.
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