Rahila Gupta
Writer and Journalist

Rahila Gupta is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, New Statesman and New Internationalist, among others. Her books include Enslaved: The New British Slavery (2008) and Provoked (2007), co-authored with Kiranjit Ahluwalia; she co-scripted the film Provoked based on the book and her play Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong (2019) toured the UK, US and India. She lives in London.

Written by Rahila Gupta

Photo by Christopher Capozziello from his book The Distance Between Us, exploring the life of his brother Nick, their differences, and the anger and shame of being the healthy twin. Nick has cerebral palsy.

Human rights and justice
Is crip the new queer?

Disability activists who look to queer theory for their politics end up limiting their real transgressive potential

Rahila Gupta