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My pain is overlooked because I’m Disabled, says Mik


Reported by Mik

Published on Monday, January 17th, 2022

Audio Stories

My pain is overlooked because I’m Disabled, says Mik


Written by Mik

Published on Monday, January 17th, 2022

“This is something that Disabled people face a lot. They go in saying ‘I know my body and my body is different. Something is wrong. And we’re told ‘no, no, it’s just part of being who you are. It’s the cross you have to bear as a Disabled person.’ It means things are overlooked far too often,” says Mik.

Mik was born with cancer and has lived with pain for much of his life. In this audio Mik says his spinal problems have become worse, in part, because medical professionals have too often assumed his pain is simply due to him being Disabled.

Written by Mik


Best known as an award winning broadcaster, journalist and inclusive design expert, Mik Scarlet has lived in Camden for 20 years. Prior to moving here, he frequented the town thanks to it’s clubs and gig venues. He even met his wife Diane, who was born in Camden, at the Electric Ballroom. Mik is a full time wheelchair user, and is passionate about building an inclusive and accessible Camden for future generations.

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