Can I be a feminist and a special needs advocate at the same time?

By on October 13, 2016

Two days ago I wrote a piece for The Spinoff Parents. I had just seen an article about Sally Phillip’s documentary “A World Without Down Syndrome”. In the Guardian article she discusses her concerns over making the non invasive screening tests for Down Syndrome available through the NHS. After reading the article I read another Read More...


Washington Post’s Top Parenting Podcasts – we’re in there!

By on June 24, 2016

I didn’t have my phone on me yesterday. The usual vibrations and alerts didn’t reach me. During period five, when my year 13s were working hard on their writing, I checked my personal email. It was full of alerts that people were tagging me in posts on Facebook. I wondered if there was some kind Read More...

Feature in the SOFT UK newsletter

By on June 14, 2016

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a representative from SOFT UK, which is a charity that provides information and support to families affected by trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards’ syndrome) and related conditions. They provide support through the many stages families may find themselves in from diagnosis to bereavements to pregnancy Read More...


I’m in the Huffington Post!

By on June 2, 2016

I am pretty excited. My last blog post on how we talk about disability and special needs is on The Huffington Post Australia! It’s the first piece they have published of mine, and I hope there will be many more. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/tessa-prebble/we-need-to-change-the-way-we-talk-about-disability/?utm_hp_ref=blog Read More...


Putting the podcast out there

By on March 8, 2016

Telling my story and Eva’s story hasn’t been easy. At times I have closed my eyes to avoid seeing my fingers hitting “Publish” on certain posts. I worry that I’ve said too much, that I will be judged and condemned for things I’ve done. But even with that worry, I still feel it’s important to Read More...



Feature on Real Imprints

By on November 4, 2014

The lovely people over at Real Imprints¬†asked me to write an original piece about the Peanut and me. I crammed a year of blogging into around 4,000 words and submitted it. You can read the first half here.¬†The second half will feature on Thursday. Spoiler alert, we learn the Peanut’s real name. (If you were Read More...