Life isn’t fair, but I can make the best of it

If we lived in a fair world, Muscular Dystrophy would not exist. But that also goes for all diseases, yes? Unfortunately, life isn’t fair. Life has a way of dealing you cards you wouldn’t of picked for yourself, I was diagnosed with the muscle-wasting disease 18 years ago. Even with an uncertain future, there’s noContinue reading “Life isn’t fair, but I can make the best of it”

Why I am in the activist

Let’s face it this last year has been a number of emotions for all of us. In the midst of it all, I have been thinking a lot about activism. I’ve been thinking about why and how I became an activist in the first place, plus about how activism is even more essential now thanContinue reading “Why I am in the activist”

Overcoming being self- conscious about using a power chair

If you already follow my journey though this crazy imperfect life, you will already know the exciting new i announced a week ago about receiving my new wheels, and if your new to my page welcome it nice to have you here. I think it’s easier for society to automatically think that if you’re aContinue reading “Overcoming being self- conscious about using a power chair”

Our Powers of Observation

Muscular dystrophy takes my physical abilities, but not my powers of observation if anything it just heightens my ability to observe more than others! I may joke about calling me a superhero because of the name of my muscular dystrophy ‘FHL1 Gene mutation’. – my physical limitations just heighten other abilities like my observational skills,Continue reading “Our Powers of Observation”

Redefining the word ‘independence‘

I have written about the importance of Independence in the past and you will hear me in almost all of my interviews talking about it as well. But I read something the other day that made me think, so let me talk about independence in a different way! As children we all strived to becomeContinue reading “Redefining the word ‘independence‘”

I have my legs back!

Ten months ago i wrote an article called ‘you stole my legs’. After being so sick and tired of being lied to and treated like i was ‘less than’ by a company that has contact with the disabled community every single day. There is a huge misconception that most people believe that when you haveContinue reading “I have my legs back!”

Muscular Dystrophy and fatigue

Fatigue is the bane of my life! Having a rare form of muscular dystrophy that’s a progressive muscle wasting condition fatigue can be a huge part of my life but what is fatigue and how does it affect people with Muscular Dystrophy. It’s a feeling of extreme tiredness, exhaustion and a lack of energy. ButContinue reading “Muscular Dystrophy and fatigue”

My body is ready for better weather!

Clocks have changed, nights are getting long does this hopefully mean better weather is on it’s way too. My wheels are crossed and my body is ready! Don’t get to excited i’m about to pull out my bikini and flash flesh, have you tried wearing a bikini in a wheelchair i have definitely not masteredContinue reading “My body is ready for better weather!”