Melanie Reid – The World I Fell Out Of

Melanie Reid’s ‘Spinal Column’ in The Times is about her life with spinal cord injury. It varies hugely in its tone and emotional tenor. By turns Reid can be darkly humorous or sorry for herself, but she regularly brings a graphic aspect of life with disability into the world of the weekend reader. Her column has covered many aspects. She may be discussing attitudes to wheelchair users (6 December 2014), or describing how her spasticity feels and changes (28 January 2017), or describing with all the gory details the problems of bowel management (27 September 2014).

Now she has completed … Read more...