Eight people from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital took part in a project to share their experience of disability to help others see beyond the stigma.
Disability can be difficult to define. It can be obvious or hidden, short-term or life-long. Disability can affect people in different ways and can challenge who we were and who we are. Seeing beyond the stigma is an exhibition about people at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and their experiences of disability, both visible and unseen. Every story is different but there is a common thread between them all; the need to be kind, the need to see the individual beyond the disability and the importance of taking the time to understand. This exhibition is intended to explore the impact of disability and promote a culture of openness, respect and compassion.