‘How far have we come? How far have we to go?’

Be completely honest how much do you really know about disability history? Did you even know there was a month dedicated to celebrating? I’m sure most people would say no, even my own hubby said no when I asked, it wouldn’t surprise me if ‘no’ was your answer, it could very easily just pass youContinue reading “‘How far have we come? How far have we to go?’”

Can PA’s be friends?

A friend in need is a friend indeed When you think of the term ‘Personal Assistant’. What are your first thoughts? – ‘She’s a bit fancy, ok for some to be rolling around with PA wish I could afford one, I would save so much time! I was Watching the film ‘The Devil wears Prada’Continue reading “Can PA’s be friends?”

25 years on – The Disability Discrimination Act how far have we come?

It’s 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act became law, but the campaign for equality goes on! Passed on 8 November 1995 I was just 16 years old and very much clueless to a Community struggling in a world that discriminated against disabled people in regards to employment, education, transport, or goods and services. It’sContinue reading “25 years on – The Disability Discrimination Act how far have we come?”

Being disabled and humour!

Being disabled doesn’t seem like it would be a laughing matter, and you would be right but in the same sentence I do think it has its place within certain aspects. Believe it or not it does have a degree of success as well, having that ability to laugh at myself not taking certain thingsContinue reading “Being disabled and humour!”

Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’

Let’s get right down to the wheels this year has proven to be challenging for most people, but for too many disabled people the challenges have and still been significantly worse because of access issues within their home.” Disabled people for far too long now have been expected to ‘make do’ and ‘just put upContinue reading “Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’”

Is Ignorance really bliss!

The saying ‘Ignorance is bliss‘ but Is it when that ignorance is potentially harming others? Most people that know or follow me know that I’m extremely active when it comes to fighting for an inclusive world, not just for myself but other disabled people whether it’s visible or non-visible, so as you can imagine theContinue reading “Is Ignorance really bliss!”

unhelpful and unwilling people

The yearly awaited text message pinged into my inbox Monday morning – ‘We would like to invite you for your annual flu vaccine. Please kindly call to make an appointment. Thank you’. That seems like a simple request yes? Call, book, get jabbed in the arm simples! I’ve been having the flu jab for overContinue reading “unhelpful and unwilling people”

My boobs and my disability

Well ladies let’s talk tits, boobs or breast. Whatever you like to call them it’s a subject we should definitely warm our hands up to and Cop-a-feel, well that’s what all the adverts and professionals say checking yourself regularly is a good thing but that’s all fair and well – unless you’re physically unable to,Continue reading “My boobs and my disability”