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?”

I can now see an end

I am going to try and keep this as short and sweet as i can because i know there are still so many disabled and non-disabled people waiting for the vaccine and i know from my own experience as much as i was delighted to see so many friends get their jab date it wasContinue reading “I can now see an end”

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.”

My advance care plan

Advance Care Plan – the conversation no one wants to have, but really should be having – is there a misconception of what this booklet actually is? I am fully aware that death will come for me at some point in life especially living with a rare form of Muscular dystrophy a progressive muscle weakeningContinue reading “My advance care plan”

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”

Part 1 – Why can’t we 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 “Part 1 – Why can’t we access a smear test?”

How harmful is Inspirational porn?

‘Inspirational porn’ what do those two words mean to you? The saying goes you “learn something new everyday” and if I am being completely honest that’s very true. It wasn’t until last year I came across the saying inspirational porn, unaware of what it actually meant. I wanted to dig deeper and find out moreContinue reading “How harmful is Inspirational porn?”

My Heritage DNA kit

I have been meaning to write this for a while, and when I say a while we are talking about a year (like it’s a royal we!). so here we go no time like the present. Finding out about my heritage until recently has never been on my radar which is surprising considering I’m suchContinue reading “My Heritage DNA kit”