Can PA’s be friends?

A friend in need is a friend indeed When you think of the term ‘Personal Assistant’. What are your first thoughts? – ‘She’s a bit fancy, ok for some to be rolling around with PA wish I could afford one, I would save so much time! I was Watching the film ‘The Devil wears Prada’Continue reading “Can PA’s be friends?”

25 years on – The Disability Discrimination Act how far have we come?

It’s 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act became law, but the campaign for equality goes on! Passed on 8 November 1995 I was just 16 years old and very much clueless to a Community struggling in a world that discriminated against disabled people in regards to employment, education, transport, or goods and services. It’sContinue reading “25 years on – The Disability Discrimination Act how far have we come?”

Being disabled and humour!

Being disabled doesn’t seem like it would be a laughing matter, and you would be right but in the same sentence I do think it has its place within certain aspects. Believe it or not it does have a degree of success as well, having that ability to laugh at myself not taking certain thingsContinue reading “Being disabled and humour!”

Ending the stigma

There’s no question that the stigma towards disabled people is very prevalent within society. Whether it’s someone seeing you as inspirational porn or giving you unwarranted pity – and honestly, when is pity ever warranted. We have all had that one moment when you can feel that burning stare from someone you don’t know orContinue reading “Ending the stigma”

Everyday should be a Purple day!

I was honoured to be asked to continue as an ambassador for purple Tuesday 2020 alongside some incredible other disabled advocates. Let’s face it this year the whole ‘Shopping experience’ has been very different for everyone – because of shielding I have experienced the online shopping world more than ever throughout the last few months.Continue reading “Everyday should be a Purple day!”

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”