Dr. Frances Ryan is a journalist, broadcaster and campaigner. Named one of the UK’s most influential disabled people by the Shaw Trust in 2018, her work has taken her to lecture halls, the Women of the World Festival, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and The World Tonight, BBC Sunday Politics and more. Her weekly Guardian column, “Hardworking Britain,” has been at the forefront of coverage of austerity. She has a doctorate in politics from The University of Nottingham. Ryan was highly commended Specialist Journalist of the Year at the 2019 National Press Awards for her work on disability. This is her first book.