I have my legs back!

Ten months ago i wrote an article called ‘you stole my legs’. After being so sick and tired of being lied to and treated like i was ‘less than’ by a company that has contact with the disabled community every single day. There is a huge misconception that most people believe that when you haveContinue reading “I have my legs back!”

As an adult with Muscular dystrophy, i have a responsibility.

I have always said our superpower is having the ability to share our experiences. The older i get i feel a sense of responsibility to the next generation growing up. Or not yet living with Muscular dystrophy. As an adults with myofibrillar myopathy a rare form of muscular dystrophy I do believe we should helpContinue reading “As an adult with Muscular dystrophy, i have a responsibility.”

Choose to change!

It’s almost our day ladies! International Women’s Day is approaching that fast it’s tomorrow. While i think you should celebrate yourself every day, International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on being a woman while celebrating our achievements especially in a world that doesn’t really see us, disabled or not. This day isContinue reading “Choose to change!”

Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled

Spoiler alert: Being disabled means living in a society that wasn’t designed with mine or other disabled people’s needs in mind. That first sentence may sound rather harsh but in reality very true, there is no other way to describe it from a disabled person’s point of view – It can create difficult situations, andContinue reading “Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled”

Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!

Exercising, easy right? – as simple as putting on your lycra outfit, sweat bands and saying ‘okay let’s do this’ with Olivia Newton-John ‘let’s get physical’ playing in the background. But how realistic is that for many disabled people right now? Especially at the moment if your unable to do any exercise or get outsideContinue reading “Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!”

What advice do you wish someone would’ve given you as a disabled person?

It’s a question i have sat (pun intended) pondering about many times, what advice could i give myself or wish someone would have given me when navigating or transitioning from the non-disabled into the disabled world and in all honestly even now. There is no wrong or right answer as the advice can be given,Continue reading “What advice do you wish someone would’ve given you as a disabled person?”

Part 2 – Struggling to access a smear test? What you can do.

Last week I spoke openly about the barriers to cervical screening for all genders with a disability/impairment – for something that is classed as a routine procedure and offered to all genders with a cervix from the age of 25 there is still huge barriers to over come before we get it right for everyoneContinue reading “Part 2 – Struggling to access a smear test? What you can do.”

Lessons we shouldn’t forget

Like most in the disabled community I have not stopped shielding throughout this pandemic – but amongst the unforgettable tragedies there have been some valuable lessons that hopefully won’t be lost or forgotten. It’s important to remember that the 13.9 million disabled people living in the UK have been adapting their lives for many yearsContinue reading “Lessons we shouldn’t forget”