Want to know how to be an ally to people with disabilities? Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson has written a superb, informative article about this subject in the latest edition of Metro U.K.

Johnson writes:

“In my life, the best examples of disability allies have been my close friends and family, who respect me and support me to be as independent as possible, without making assumptions for me or making me feel like a burden. They provide assistance when I need it without fuss or attention, like giving me an arm to lean on when moving around places, or being the ones to carry awkward objects so I can keep my hands free.”

To read the full piece, visit the Metro U.K. website, here.