Growing up it was very much an non-disabled world from a child’s eyes, it wasn’t the topic of conversation over the dinner table and I think that’s how my mum wanted it to be, not for any reason of being ashamed but more to show my brother and myself that even though she had her … Continue reading I fight for disability rights for the future me’s
Today I’ve decided to keep it short and sweet all the while channelling positive vibes, as I think we could all do with a bit of positivity. it’s a great time to spread love and positivity. Let’s get straight into it. The power of positivity can create a huge impact on your life it’s an … Continue reading The Power of Positivity
With the UK slowly coming out of lockdown and re-opening all our lives will start to enter into a new normal of wearing face masks and social distancing. Following markers on shop floors, eating in restaurants and drinking in pubs will never be the same are you ready for this to become the new normal? … Continue reading Are you Accessible
Being disabled comes with it's own challenges but it also mean you can be judged very quickly by people before they have even said hello. Which is a natural human reaction that we all do, we have a tendency to stereotype and categorise people. My early 20’s I was full of confidence, carefree and didn’t … Continue reading You don’t have to prove yourself
This week is national Carers’ Week and the theme is ‘Making Carers Visible’. Did you know there is an estimated 6.5m people in the UK who care for a family or friend with a disability, mental or physical illness. All while being classed as being ‘unpaid’. Yes some may receive carers allowance at less than … Continue reading Brightly making carers visible
"Mental health matters" even more so today than ever before we need to protect our mental health, you will always have your sceptics that say it's just load rubbish man/women up your being dramatic there's nothing wrong with you! DON'T listen and don't try to reason with them it's not going to help your mental … Continue reading Celebrating kindness ~ Mental Health
Back in August the brown envelope of doom came throw my letter box (thanks Mr Postie!), I wasn't expecting it so at first my anxiety was fine then I opened it read the first few lines and boom the panic set in. Not going to lie how much fear the thought of the assessment process … Continue reading My personal Independence payment and decision
It's been a few years since I went to a muscular Dystrophy uk conference but this one will always hold special place in my heart for many reasons. I totally feel like I've stolen somebody else's life and someone's going to pop up from behind the bushes saying I'd like my life back now please! … Continue reading MDUK President’s Award ~ Campaigner of the year 2019.