Ableism This is definitely a word I’m seeing pop up more and more, but this word has always been lurking in the corners as if it’s waiting to say ‘remember me’. It has played a very significant role in all of my life even before I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy because I grow up … Continue reading Are you being Ableist – And don’t even know it.
Overcoming negative body image is never easy, even harder when you have a disability. Have you ever compared yourself to somebody else? Yep me too. So many of us are guilty of obsessing over our bodies or what other people think and the way we look. With social media platforms like Instagram, Tik-Tok and YouTube … Continue reading Overcoming negative body image – when you have a disability
13.9 million Disabled people in the UK. 1.8 million have an accessible housing need - 580 thousand are of working age. We’ve heard government saying like ‘Build better, build beautiful’ or the newest one ‘Build, build, build’. Remember the famous movie of a young farm girl, clicking the heels of her sparkling, ruby red slippers … Continue reading Accessible Housing needs
Ever looked at an item thinking I can totally find that cheaper elsewhere or online - every penny helps right?. But what if you already know it won’t be cheaper elsewhere but it’s something you need to help keep your Independence. Society seems to have this deluded conception that when you have a disability everything … Continue reading Having a disability comes with a big price tag.
Today I’ve decided to keep it short and sweet all the while channelling positive vibes, as I think we could all do with a bit of positivity. it’s a great time to spread love and positivity. Let’s get straight into it. The power of positivity can create a huge impact on your life it’s an … Continue reading The Power of Positivity
Being disabled comes with it's own challenges but it also mean you can be judged very quickly by people before they have even said hello. Which is a natural human reaction that we all do, we have a tendency to stereotype and categorise people. My early 20’s I was full of confidence, carefree and didn’t … Continue reading You don’t have to prove yourself
This week is national Carers’ Week and the theme is ‘Making Carers Visible’. Did you know there is an estimated 6.5m people in the UK who care for a family or friend with a disability, mental or physical illness. All while being classed as being ‘unpaid’. Yes some may receive carers allowance at less than … Continue reading Brightly making carers visible
Sunday seems to come around so quickly again only feels like yesterday I was saying ‘Hi how are you, it’s Sunday AGAIN!’ During the last few months i have had waves of different emotions; as I am sure most of you have been feeling too, but this past week I have struggled with whether I … Continue reading A different world