Affiliations & Funding

A few days ago, I received an important question from a colleague: "Who do you work for?" I first began this blog at a time when I was not working for anyone. At that time, I had no job and was traveling to Zambia using only my own money. But that period was an exception. … Continue reading Affiliations & Funding

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Challenging Decisions about the Ways to Support Disability Leadership

When looking to support leadership among persons with disabilities, where do you begin? This is a question that might seem to be both practical and philosophical. Good. It is meant to be. And to be clear, when I talk about beginning, I am referring to the place where one begins their thought process. This question … Continue reading Challenging Decisions about the Ways to Support Disability Leadership

I gave a garbled interview – which I am now using as a resource to identify and clarify some important messages

In August 2018, Krysta Wark of the Global Physio Podcast interviewed me. After the podcast I felt terrible, as if I had just burped 10 000 empty words onto a recording that could then be accessed by everyone, everywhere. My initial reaction was to draft a blog post about the experience. That post was effective … Continue reading I gave a garbled interview – which I am now using as a resource to identify and clarify some important messages

Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community

This post was written by Patra Likonge Kapolesa. She is profiled here. Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community I have worked as an RA in two research projects with persons with disabilities living in villages in Western Province, Zambia. I would like to share with you … Continue reading Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community

Meet Patra!

A master administrator and organizer Patra is the second member of our team to be profiled on this blog (see here for the profile of Akufuna). These profiles provide at least a brief glimpse behind the scenes to show readers at least a little bit about the people who guide my understanding of Western Province, maintain … Continue reading Meet Patra!

A Provisional Report: Perspectives on Disability Policymaking in Zambia

This blog post contains research results. The results are not final; these still need to be further developed. Nonetheless, they give an idea about what some of our research participants have been telling us. If you would prefer to see a pdf version of this report, click here. The rest of this blog post is … Continue reading A Provisional Report: Perspectives on Disability Policymaking in Zambia

An Update!

I returned to Zambia in 2018 with the intention to blog…fairly regularly. Instead of my lengthy emails to individuals, or posting material on Facebook, the blog was to be the authoritative account of my work. Using this strategy, I could be more efficient. I could devote my energy to writing that mattered, writing that is … Continue reading An Update!