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This year's Disability History Month focuses on two enduring stereotypes that can make disabled people’s lives difficult and act as a barrier to inclusion: Disability and hidden impairments, and disability relationships and sex.

To highlight the month, we have recorded a new episode of our Equalities Podcast series, with our Head of Insight, Emma Jones, hosting a discussion with members of METRO GAD, Kate Brown, Sue Elsegood, Matthew Goodsell, Michael Farley, John Ley and Angela Smith. You can now listen to the full podcast via Anchor.FM, or through your podcast provider. 

Additionally, throughout the month, we have been exploring the rich history of METRO GAD and the broader context of the disabled people's activism movement, to curate an exhibition, which will be installed at METRO Woolwich once it is appropriate to do so. We will be releasing content from the curation of the exhibition online, so do be sure to follow developments on our social channels. Free tickets to the exhibition launch will now be released in the new year, due to England moving to Plan B.

Finally, did you catch our Sue Elsegood sharing her thoughts on this year's theme and reflecting on her first-hand experiences on International Day of Disabled People 2021? If not, you can read the article from Friday 3rd December.