The academic and creative processes involved in Researching & Creating Virtual Worlds of Girls are described elsewhere. In this hypertext I discuss those experiences from the perspective of my identity as a disabled person. As well as this being important for the reasons which I discuss here, the fact that I was not disabled when I began the original research in 1988 meant that I learned about disability alongside girls' school stories. In a very real sense, then, the experiences recorded here are part of my research findings, at the same time as charting my own personal journey.

Black and white photograph of a woman helping a girl who is using a cane up a step, watched by a maidI. Disability & Research

II. My Experiences Within the Medical System

III. My Experiences Within the Academy

IV. My Experiences Within My Academic Field

V. My Experiences During the Fan Research

VI. Afterthoughts

VII. Bibliography


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