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!”

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”

A wheelchair night at Chicheley Hall

There’s something exciting about packing a little suitcase for a night away somewhere new, so when the opportunity to spend the night at Chicheley Hall thanks to a family wedding my little suitcase was packed in my head ready to go. I’ve always said that great Britain has to offer most beautiful places and countrysideContinue reading “A wheelchair night at Chicheley Hall”

New found heroine – The Disabled Suffragette.

As this year marks a 100 years since women won the right to vote as I was reading about the suffragette I found a story about Rosa May Billinghurst the disabled suffragette and women’s rights activist she was known as the ‘cripple suffragette’ I found myself wanting to know more about Rosa may Billinghurst andContinue reading “New found heroine – The Disabled Suffragette.”

As my body changes, so do my needs.

As easy or hard it is sometimes for me to admit or come to turns with, my body is changing in more ways than one, some changes I can control other’s are just part of having and living with Muscular Dystrophy, it can sometimes feel very lonely going though those change’s when your living withContinue reading “As my body changes, so do my needs.”