First Impressions is Back!

Hello! Just a quick one. It’s certainly been a while, so I thought I’d explain it all with season 2 of my podcast. Here’s the link. I really hope you enjoy it. One thing I mentioned was that podcasts were a massive part of getting through this (ongoing) pandemic,...

Common Reactions Booking a Viewing as a Wheelchair User

So whilst I’m on the road of sharing my journey with you on how I finally got my own place, I thought I’d share the (really) common reactions I would get from the very people who we all look to first when wanting to find our home 🏡 Image...

I’m a Homeowner! [Video Update]

I’m so happy to be sharing that I’ve officially got the keys to my own accessible home. However, it’s taken a LONG time to get here – so before I get into the exciting stuff, I wanted to give you the back story on what it’s really like finding...

How I’m Tackling January

Last night my chair suddenly (probably not suddenly but it’s lockdown and who’s actually charging their chair for adventures) became low battery with one flashing light. I was just getting ready for bed, my chair was slowing down and the panic set. I put the speed down and tried...

“I’nt it lovely they make cars for people like you”

I wrote this on my instagram today and wanted to share it here too as short thought piece. My reaction to this title is… To image describe, this is a zoomed in image of my face not looking best pleased. Intention vs how it actually feels is probably one...

Guest Blog: Finding My Voice

This post is written by Will Saunders, I met Will about a year ago now and we talked all things inclusion, sustainability and it turns out we had many things in common. So recently Will opened up about his own experiences and I asked if he’d like to share...

5 barriers for disabled people becoming trustees

Did you know only 6% of formal volunteers are disabled? (taken from an article by Neil Crowther) As I write this, it is National Trustees’ Week. I’ve been a trustee a couple of times in my career and I’ve just been appointed as trustee for a charity which I’m...

5 online event ideas you could lead for Disability History Month

As you may or may not know, Disability History Month is just around the corner on 22nd November to 22nd December in the UK. I know that there are a lot of awareness months/weeks out there – I think these are great opportunities for us to learn about the...

Ad | My Wheelchair Q&A

This post is kindly sponsored by Millercare who are mobility specialists with showrooms around the UK. I have a lot of interest from people about my wheelchair and although I get a bit huffy if strangers ask me “how fast does it go then?” as an opening liner –...