Disabled people aren’t so different from you!

Statistics state that two-thirds of the British public feel awkward talking to a disabled person, why is this? Because disabled people aren’t that different from what you might have thought. Understanding, willingness and an open mind to learn to understand the disabled world. We are just as human as you are! This one is simpleContinue reading “Disabled people aren’t so different from you!”

Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’

Let’s get right down to the wheels this year has proven to be challenging for most people, but for too many disabled people the challenges have and still been significantly worse because of access issues within their home.” Disabled people for far too long now have been expected to ‘make do’ and ‘just put upContinue reading “Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’”

Referring to people with disabilities as inspirational

The word ‘Inspirational‘ it’s a funny old word but what does it mean, if you google the Word inspirational it comes up with ‘providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration’. Fact – if you have a disability you would’ve been called ‘an inspiration’ at least once in your lifetime! I get called ‘an inspiration’ atContinue reading “Referring to people with disabilities as inspirational”

Is it too hard to understand we just want independence!

Lately, I have felt the majority of my conversations with people have been around the word independence – why I fight so hard and why we deserve to have our Independence. Surely it can’t be that difficult to understand why? Maybe it’s just me and my stubbornness to make the world a more inclusive placeContinue reading “Is it too hard to understand we just want independence!”

Is Ignorance really bliss!

The saying ‘Ignorance is bliss‘ but Is it when that ignorance is potentially harming others? Most people that know or follow me know that I’m extremely active when it comes to fighting for an inclusive world, not just for myself but other disabled people whether it’s visible or non-visible, so as you can imagine theContinue reading “Is Ignorance really bliss!”

unhelpful and unwilling people

The yearly awaited text message pinged into my inbox Monday morning – ‘We would like to invite you for your annual flu vaccine. Please kindly call to make an appointment. Thank you’. That seems like a simple request yes? Call, book, get jabbed in the arm simples! I’ve been having the flu jab for overContinue reading “unhelpful and unwilling people”

My boobs and my disability

Well ladies let’s talk tits, boobs or breast. Whatever you like to call them it’s a subject we should definitely warm our hands up to and Cop-a-feel, well that’s what all the adverts and professionals say checking yourself regularly is a good thing but that’s all fair and well – unless you’re physically unable to,Continue reading “My boobs and my disability”

What my wheelchair has taught me about life.

Everyday is a life lesson some way or another. I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition I use a wheelchair 24/7, 365 days of the year unless we have a leap year of course. That has been my reality of more than two and a bit decades. But myContinue reading “What my wheelchair has taught me about life.”