My shoes are never dirty!

In a world that can feel like you’re not included we have to advocate for ourselves finding and invest our time in the little things that make us happy. I feel like I advocate for myself most days, I do still have my odd grumpy days but we all have moments right? While being positiveContinue reading “My shoes are never dirty!”

Would you change it if you could?

A question I have definitely been asked a thousand times – Imagine if you could re-write your footprint though history. Would you do it? Removing all of your struggles, heartache and pain. Rewriting every regret – every bad decision? Would you, take more chances – be braver or try harder? Would you, sit through yourContinue reading “Would you change it if you could?”

The ever changing life living with Muscular Dystrophy

Life can change in the flash of a moment. Something we learn to adapt to whether you are the picture of perfect health or living with a disability/impairment. My life is certainly no exception of this, life certainly isn’t predictable or come with a handbook to guide you through the timelines of life, it canContinue reading “The ever changing life living with Muscular Dystrophy”

International Day of disabled persons – Inclusion Is Long Overdue

With an estimated one billion disabled people living with visible and invisible disabilities/impairments worldwide and 14.1 million of those are in the UK, it’s no surprise that there are many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a disabled person myself you might have read or seen me talk all about inclusionContinue reading “International Day of disabled persons – Inclusion Is Long Overdue”

The reason to not stop telling children to stare at disabled people!

When you’re in a wheelchair or have a visible disability/impairment, it can feel like you’re wheeling around in a goldfish bowl when you’re out in public; ‘all eyes are on you’. It has become very much the ‘norm’ for me whether that’s down to my age or because my surroundings have become so transparent overContinue reading “The reason to not stop telling children to stare at disabled people!”

Have your say – your say matters.

The deadline is fast approaching and I need your help. Why because having your say means more than you probably think it does – by responding to the consultation before the deadline on the 1st December gives every disabled person and their families a voice for change. Confused? If you weren’t aware already the governmentContinue reading “Have your say – your say matters.”

‘How far have we come? How far have we to go?’

Be completely honest how much do you really know about disability history? Did you even know there was a month dedicated to celebrating? I’m sure most people would say no, even my own hubby said no when I asked, it wouldn’t surprise me if ‘no’ was your answer, it could very easily just pass youContinue reading “‘How far have we come? How far have we to go?’”

A crappy situation but a basic need!

Today. I talk about the one invention that’s kept hidden behind closed doors but is undeniably important. So let’s talk “ode de toilet” World Toilet Day is on 19th November. Yes at first glance, this seems like an unlikely candidate for a ‘world day’ and more like some sort of joke, but the day isContinue reading “A crappy situation but a basic need!”