I've always said I'm not defined by my Wheelchair - now I've not changed my mind I still feel the same way. But, I was reading something the other day on Identities and it got me thinking about just how I identify myself and what my identity means to me. My identity is important to … Continue reading My disability, how does it define me, being me!
When your Disabled there's certain things you see and hear people say like 'Oh <insert persons name here> is so lovely despite their disability'. As someone who identifies themselves as being disabled, that one word, 'despite' kinda makes me a little crazy. Why can't we just be lovely? What does anyone's disability have to do … Continue reading 10 reason I’m pretty awesome because of my disability – not despite it!
Did you know the relationship you set yourself has a massive part in setting the tone for every other relationship you have? Crazy right and deep I know, that's some serious power you hold in your hands probably best to use it wisely. Who you surround yourself with has a massive role to play too, … Continue reading Self-love – it’s not selfish, it’s ‘necessary’
Having a disability that progressively gets worse over time isn’t all sunshine and roses, but it's not as depressing as you may think, Disability changes a person from the way you think to how you see the world. If you've not read anything I've written before now and unsure of what Muscular Dystrophy is it's … Continue reading How Muscular Dystrophy shaped me as the person I am I
Have you ever thought what the word Independence means to you!? · Freedom · Choice Or something completely different!? For me the word Independence is just a word, a word I feel I'm constantly chasing and battling with, It's a word that in some ways doesn't apply to me all the time. As … Continue reading A quest for more independence!
On Wednesday 24th June was a massive stepping stone was made for the changing places toilets campaign a new bill has PASSED the 1st round in the house of Commons. How did this happen.A Ten Minute Rule Bill on changing places toilets was introduced by Paula Sherriff MP who did an amazing speech about the … Continue reading Changing Places Toilets Campaign – And House of commons
If you don't know me I'm quite a sarcastic/witty person thats always the first to take the Micky out of myself (I.e blonde and disabled you have no hope!!) So when it comes to things people say to me I've never got my wheels in a twist over it. I've been wheelchair depended for … Continue reading 15 things I’ve been asked as a Disabled person.
It's now been over a month since I came out of Milton Keynes university hospital after spending 3 weeks In their care, it's been a struggle adapting back into home life, finding the energy to be stood up and being put into my chair has been hard work let alone getting washed and dressed I … Continue reading I’ve never been this ill before even with having Muscular Dystrophy
I don't know any girl that doesn't get over excited and fall in love with a pretty pair of shoes, I know I'm one. Up until 2 and half years ago pretty shoes where our of my reach and just there for me to admire wishing I could wear, both my feet where swollen and … Continue reading From swollen feet to sexy feet ~ Lymphoedema
As easy or hard it is sometimes for me to admit or come to turns with, my body is changing in more ways than one, some changes I can control other's are just part of having and living with Muscular Dystrophy, it can sometimes feel very lonely going though those change's when your living with … Continue reading As my body changes, so do my needs.