The value of having friends with Muscular Dystrophy

We all know the value and impact having great friends can have on your life – the ones that truly make a difference in your life weather it is putting the world to rights over a girly chat or watching football with the boys they are the ones you go to for advice but whatContinue reading “The value of having friends with Muscular Dystrophy”

Representation matters

Representation. As a disabled person I know what that one word means to me, but what does it mean to you? As human beings what we visually see can make a huge impact on our lives and if you’re visually impaired you rely on someone to describe what they are seeing, so what impact doesContinue reading “Representation matters”

Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled

Spoiler alert: Being disabled means living in a society that wasn’t designed with mine or other disabled people’s needs in mind. That first sentence may sound rather harsh but in reality very true, there is no other way to describe it from a disabled person’s point of view – It can create difficult situations, andContinue reading “Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled”

Love – what is love??

Well, guess what it’s Valentine’s Day‘ just in case you hadn’t noticed! The world of social media will be going into overdrive today – full of hearts, flowers, chocolates and people wishing their significant others a Happy Valentine’s Day. With the ‘I love you’s’ in full swing using this day to say how much theyContinue reading “Love – what is love??”

Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!

Exercising, easy right? – as simple as putting on your lycra outfit, sweat bands and saying ‘okay let’s do this’ with Olivia Newton-John ‘let’s get physical’ playing in the background. But how realistic is that for many disabled people right now? Especially at the moment if your unable to do any exercise or get outsideContinue reading “Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!”

Are the ‘don’ts’ helping?

We always hear about the ‘don’ts’ when it comes to talking about living with a disability/impairment and full disclosure I have written something in the past. You’ll see them pop up often enough: “10 things not to say to someone with a disability/impairment”, or “10 things you shouldn’t say to someone in a wheelchair” TheyContinue reading “Are the ‘don’ts’ helping?”

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?”

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”