My disability, how does it define me, being me!

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 toContinue reading “My disability, how does it define me, being me!”

10 reason I’m pretty awesome because of my disability – not despite it!

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 doContinue reading “10 reason I’m pretty awesome because of my disability – not despite it!”

Self-love – it’s not selfish, it’s ‘necessary’

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’”

How Muscular Dystrophy shaped me as the person I am

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’sContinue reading “How Muscular Dystrophy shaped me as the person I am”

A quest for more independence!

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. AsContinue reading “A quest for more independence!”

Changing Places Toilets Campaign – And House of commons

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 aboutContinue reading “Changing Places Toilets Campaign – And House of commons”

Housing crisis

As you would have seen in the news reports over the last week it’s suddenly dawned on the able-bodied world that there is a massive shortage in suitable housing for disabled people. Unfortunately this isn’t as much of a surprise to us that are disabled we have known this for years.  It’s been called theContinue reading “Housing crisis”

Should I share!?

If you didn’t already know mental health awareness week is coming up 14th-20th May (in the uk) I sometimes wonder if me sharing my world is a good idea!? Does anyone really want to know the ins and outs of my life no matter how good or bad, but then do I sit in silent!?Continue reading “Should I share!?”