When nature calls, we should all be able to answer – disabled or not | Penny Pepper

When nature calls, we should all be able to answer – disabled or not | Penny Pepper
It is enraging, though sadly unsurprising, that a Paralympian was left to wet herself for lack of an accessible train toilet

We all need to go. And however we need to do this, we should have privacy – as well as access to fulfil this most basic biological need freely and with dignity.

I ached with sympathy on hearing about Anne Wafula Strike’s experience. The award-winning Paralympic athlete and disabilities campaigner says she was “robbed of her dignity” after a train company failed to provide an accessible toilet on a three-hour journey. And I felt an old, weary anger. You might believe the Paralympian’s distressing experience is an unusual occurrence, but sadly it isn’t. The reality for many disabled people is it’s a muddle and a minefield to have an easy pee.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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