Peter Torres Fremlin

Me, smiling, with a camera strap round my neck. I have a beard, glasses, and short curly hair.Hi! Right now I’m in Cairo, Egypt. I work in international development, mainly on inclusion of persons with disabilities. I like learning languages and about new cultures.

I’ve been working on disability and development issues for the past few years, and I write about them at Desibility. Posts that might be interesting include some personal reflections on living and working in Bangladesh, or why having a disability makes me good at my job. On a more technical side are notes from India on how to matchmake between disabled people and employers and recommendations on extreme poverty and disability.

Before starting work, I studied in Brazil, doing research with people with physical disabilities in Rio de Janeiro. While doing so I wrote about some personal experiences of my disability. Some of my thesis is online in a blog, Chumbados in Rio. Chumbados is a portuguese slang word I use to avoid using the word “disability”. My thesis, in Portuguese, is Corporalidades de Chumbados, an ethnography of people with physical disabilities in Rio de Janeiro.

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