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”

Why can’t I access a smear test?

Let’s talk…. This is a subject we need to talk more openly about, and that does mean ALL genders. it’s not a subject we should or can shy away from – yes it’s one of those taboo subjects that people in all walks of life struggle to talk about. The lack of access to smearContinue reading “Why can’t I access a smear test?”

Why are people afraid?

Disability/impairment – what is it that scares people? It is a question I would love to get my wheels stuck into with a room full of people and ask why? Who, just because we are disabled are being seen as different – less than, less able. If anything that’s being proven more though our voicesContinue reading “Why are people afraid?”

I’m back! – My activism goals for 2021

Hey there, happy new year – missed me? It has definitely been strange not writing but I stopped the urge to come back early, it was hard I can tell you. But I am all rested and ready to get my wheels stuck back into things, I love nothing more than a fresh diary toContinue reading “I’m back! – My activism goals for 2021”

Forgotten Minority – Accessible Advent

Those two words ‘forgotten minority’ you would think if you shouted these two words from the roof tops people would hear, listen and ask why do you feel this way, but over the years it’s been proven not to be the case. It’s a cycle that seems to repeat itself over and over that makesContinue reading “Forgotten Minority – Accessible Advent”

The ever changing life living with Muscular Dystrophy

Life can change in the flash of a moment. Something we learn to adapt to whether you are the picture of perfect health or living with a disability/impairment. My life is certainly no exception of this, life certainly isn’t predictable or come with a handbook to guide you through the timelines of life, it canContinue reading “The ever changing life living with Muscular Dystrophy”

International Day of disabled persons – Inclusion Is Long Overdue

With an estimated one billion disabled people living with visible and invisible disabilities/impairments worldwide and 14.1 million of those are in the UK, it’s no surprise that there are many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a disabled person myself you might have read or seen me talk all about inclusionContinue reading “International Day of disabled persons – Inclusion Is Long Overdue”

Have your say – your say matters.

The deadline is fast approaching and I need your help. Why because having your say means more than you probably think it does – by responding to the consultation before the deadline on the 1st December gives every disabled person and their families a voice for change. Confused? If you weren’t aware already the governmentContinue reading “Have your say – your say matters.”