Sweden

Now that I’m back in Sweden I’m often asked to give talks and workshops about my research as part of competency development for staff in disability services. This time it was at a yearly conference on LSS, the disability services law, and I was very happy about them wanting to...

I’ve had a wish for some time to be invited to the Swedish parliament’s seminar series to present my research, and this year it finally happened! Following a parliamentary motion by Marlene Burwick (Social democrats) to strengthen the sexual health and well-being of disabled people, the seminar Sexual and Reproductive Rights...

Visual interpretation: Street art by Åsa Halldin from Gothenburg, seen on my way to the conference venue. Blue/turquoise background, silhouettes of different people and a deer, black and white stripes on the right. See Åsa’s work on Instagram @AsaHalldin or her website. This year I attended the recurring Swedish gender...

[Image: Artwork ‘Mosaic’ by Raana Salman (2008). A maze-like pattern made from various materials and objects including flowers, pebbles, stone and grass. Description from the conference book, page 5]  In September I attended the Lancaster Disability Studies conference. I gave two presentations; one in a sexuality-themed session and another one in...