How Sports Became My Therapy

“From an outsiders’ perspective, the natural assumption about any combat sport is that it attracts violent and aggressive individuals. That was not the case. Instead, I found a tight-knit, friendly community and an opportunity for more self-expression.”

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Sports and Physical Disabilities - a Guide for the Able-Bodied

Lucy Beal Lott writes about keeping fit and doing sports whilst also managing her physical disability. She discusses the lack of media attention given to disabled athletes and how this shapes the able-bodied view of disability and sport. She says that, while contact sports can be more of a risk for her, this does not mean that she is not able to play or that minor alterations can't be made. She also discusses the effect that other people's reactions to her engaging in physical exercise has had on her attitude towards sports. 

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