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“My clothes-shopping nightmares epitomise the way that, as a disabled woman, I am often treated as though I have no gender,” writes DH Kelly, whose new feature for The F-Word looks at how clothes shops often fail to cater to disabled women, and what the reasons are for that.

She continues:

Clothes-shopping, style and presentation are not supposed to matter to me. I’m not even supposed to feel self-conscious about getting undressed in the presence of strange men. And those men, in turn, aren’t supposed to think of me as a woman, not enough to feel self-conscious about getting undressed in my presence.

Have readers had similar experiences? Click here the whole of D H Kelly’s feature and discuss.