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”

Part 1 – Why can’t we access a smear test?

Let’s talk…. This is a subject we need to talk more openly about, and that does mean ALL genders. it’s not a subject we should or can shy away from – yes it’s one of those taboo subjects that people in all walks of life struggle to talk about. The lack of access to smearContinue reading “Part 1 – Why can’t we access a smear test?”

How harmful is Inspirational porn?

‘Inspirational porn’ what do those two words mean to you? The saying goes you “learn something new everyday” and if I am being completely honest that’s very true. It wasn’t until last year I came across the saying inspirational porn, unaware of what it actually meant. I wanted to dig deeper and find out moreContinue reading “How harmful is Inspirational porn?”