Mark Pattison

While it is impossible to square a circle it is possible for people with disability to be citizens of their own country and citizens of the world. Citizenship is not determined by my physical appearance, my intellectual ability, my wealth or my job; for me citizenship is what I hope for and work towards for my two girls, a place in their community of equality and opportunity. What I have done and what I will do is not as important as what I do now. Hopefully I have learned from the past but by acting now I will be part of a roundsquared community that will create a great future for all.


On a serious note, most people think of a box as a squared (cube) object. For me when I think of a box I think of a hat box, an object which contradicts and challenges our concepts (of both what is square and what is round).