Honest life update | PIP and all

  Woah. Its been a long time since I last blogged and that’s for a number of reasons so I thought I’d give you an update… PIP application In April I got the dreaded letter saying that my DLA (Disability Living Allowance) was stopping and I had to apply for PIP (Personal Independent Payments). For […]

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Video | Top Tips on Public Speaking

Gem Turner in front of fireplace

This week I’ve got a video to share all about public speaking. I’m not going to lie, this is something I’ve always hated (you’ll see why in the video) but I’ve had to develop these skills for previous jobs and opportunities – so I thought I’d talk about the tips and tricks I’ve learned along […]

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What Makes a Good Taxi Driver? | Disability and Travel

Gem in long hotel lobby hallway

*Disclaimer – I had no images of me in a taxi and I’m too shy to take one so I used a random image of me in a hotel lobby instead* Now, I know most of my blogs basically include me moaning about the world whilst trying to see the funny side. But this week […]

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An Interview with Shani Dhanda: What is the Diversability Card?

I’ve known Shani for a few years now. I can tell you she’s hilarious, always has a cuppa in her hand whilst talking about how to tackle barriers we face as disabled people in the world. She is one of those friends who I can just whats app and talk about projects we’re up to […]

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Video: My Favourites (in the sun)

Hello! Welcome back – and if you’re new welcome! This week I’ve posted a chilled video chatting about some of the things I am enjoying. As most of these were gifts I’ve not done the usual youtuber’y thing and linked the products – but to be honest I just had a giggle making this with […]

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Turning 25 | 25 Things to be Grateful For

This week I turned 25. Another year! Recently I’ve been seeing people who were in my life years ago. You know how it is, you’re just in the pub and you see that teacher you haven’t seen in aaages. The memories come flooding back and you tell yourself you’re not at school and you’re an […]

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OOTD: What I Wore for my 25th Birthday Celebration

For anyone that’s wondering – OOTD = Outfit of the day. I’m looking at you dad.  Ok, let’s start with the disclaimers. These photos were not the ones I took on the ‘night out’ there were many shots, but not the picture kind… Second, it’s still not my birthday yet, but I’m one of those […]

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Dealing With Aches and Pains | Heat Treats

With the Beast from the East about to hit us for the third time, my body is not loving it. I’ve been ill and on and off aching or broken boned for the last few months. If you’re here for the first time, here’s my disability low down. Anyway, this time of year it takes […]

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Dancing Bear: An Interview with Jamie Fletcher

This week I was asked if I would like to interview the director of the theatre show Dancing Bear, Jamie Fletcher. I was so honoured and looking forward to the chat. I feel like I really got to know what Jamie is about in such a short chat and made me even more eager to […]

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