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”

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!”

Choose to change!

It’s almost our day ladies! International Women’s Day is approaching that fast it’s tomorrow. While i think you should celebrate yourself every day, International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on being a woman while celebrating our achievements especially in a world that doesn’t really see us, disabled or not. This day isContinue reading “Choose to change!”

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”

Mental health – let’s talk

Mental health is something that I have spoken about and been very open and honest about my own struggles but it has been awhile – Right now our mental health and wellbeing is a topic that we really need to be addressing, so with no better time like the present. Let’s talk. Unfortunately mental healthContinue reading “Mental health – let’s talk”

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”