I’ve Been a McFly FAN Since 2003 BUT I Won’t Support Their New Music

Ok, I’m not ashamed to say I’ve LOVED McFly since they began. That first album I could still tell you which song comes after each other. My love for them grew over the years and I’ve been to many gigs per album, followed their journey both music and life and I’ve even managed to meet […]

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Challenging the Typical Working from Home Tips

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Since lockdown began there have been a lot of blogs and articles giving people advice on being “productive as possible” whilst being at home. I look at some of these articles and notice how similar they are and are aimed at people who are non disabled and have a lot of energy. I do think […]

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Am on’t Standard Issue Podcast – All about Shielding

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How are we all doing ey? I’ve been wanting to do a mega blog post all about shielding but I haven’t really known where to start. As luck would have it, The Standard Issue Podcast got in touch and asked if I wanted to be a guest. Coincidence? I think not. I mean, it was […]

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Things I Did Differently at School as a Disabled Child

image of Gem Turner in her wheelchair at school

Before I start this blog post, I’m sure most people will have been reading, sharing and wanting to understand the world and what they can do a little more recently around the Black Lives Matter movement. If you’ve been wanting to do “something” to be part of this, but you’re not quite sure what – […]

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You don’t have to prove yourself to strangers

Being disabled means you get judged way before people even strike a conversation with you. The common stereotypes I get are: ⁃ aww isn’t she lovely ⁃ bless her it must be hard ⁃ Isn’t it nice she gets out ⁃ She must have a really hard life I found myself from an early age […]

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My Ultimate Netflix Guide

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I love watching TV. I find it really comforting to have on in the background and I love a good snack-filled back to back watching sesh too. It’s got to be said though, I don’t like wasting my time either so recommendations are KEY for a good boxset. So I thought I’d list some recommendations […]

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How am I with the pandemic going on you ask? Well…

Gem Turner in wheelchair posing for the camera

I’ve been wanting to post for so long, but I have so many thoughts in my brain – whilst also being in such a slow paced environment and it feels really weird to do normal day to day stuff at the moment. Is it too insensitive to blog at the moment? Are people bothered? I […]

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Adjusting to Hanging Out at Home

Gem Turner holding Mug

We’re in tricky times at the moment, and we’re being told to stay home if we can. I, along with many other disabled people – have experience of this. So I thought I’d use this post to share my tips. As some of you may know, I at times have to stay at home due […]

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My Current Top 3 Face Wash Products

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If you don’t know already, as well as talking about disability – I like to dabble in a bit of lifestyle stuff too. I’ve talked about skincare in the past such as removing make up depending on energy levels and past favourite products.  Today I thought I’d talk about my fave face washes. Obviously, I […]

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“I never know when to [offer to] help disabled people”

Gem Smiling holding a cup of tea

Put ya seatbelts on, because it’s the biggy. The one I always get asked in my talks and workshops *promo alert – I do this kind of thing in real life too if you’d like a session, here is more info*. I hear things like “I never want to be rude” or “I ask everyone […]

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