Looking forward to the Paralympics?
Even a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure. I'd admired Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius and diminutive double Paralympic swimming champion, Ellie Simmonds, but felt conflicted about the Paralympics as a spectator sport. Was it a form of voyeurism? I could hear my mother's voice from half a century ago: "Don't stare at that poor boy, Anne. It's rude." Alongside lingering guilt, there was an element of fear: fear of the unknown, fear of "difference", and fear of causing offence by saying or doing "the wrong thing".
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