When we think about resistance we think of groups of people taking a stand against unfairness in things like housing, employment or health. And we think of people resisting together through self advocacy organisations or self help groups. But sometimes individuals struggle alone against things that are happening to them in their private lives. Often these efforts are not talked or written about. This paper explores how some women with learning disabilities have taken a stand alone against systems which tried to manage their lives. It draws on the stories of two different groups of women.
In the paper I will talk about some of the things which made it possible for these women to resist.
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