Author: Gem Turner

Things I Did Differently at School as a Disabled Child

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 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...

My Ultimate Netflix Guide

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...

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

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...

Adjusting to Hanging Out at Home

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...

My Current Top 3 Face Wash Products

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...

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

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...

“You can’t say anything anymore!”

In the rise of people such as Piers M*rgan and Katie H*pkins, this phrase is said a lot. But I’m just going to get to my point. I don’t understand it. If I say something to someone that’s not ok, or could be said better I am #mortified and...

Empowering Disabled People to be More Independent

Yesterday I had a social worker round to check about my care package etc, and it got me thinking about independence and how important it is for people to see it from the disabled person’s point of view. The meeting went great by the way (yay). Part of why...

2020 – Let’s get the wheels in motion

Happy New Year everyone. 20 bloomin’ 20 ey. The point of the title is that sometimes, when I don’t blog for a while – I feel a bit weird about pressing publish again. Especially the fact that it’s a new year too just adds to it. So I’m just...