Tag: inclusion

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...

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...

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...

Please Don’t Use My Life, To Make Yours Feel Better

The picture above is me feeling on top form. I’ve got mi new dress on (included in my latest fashion favourites), the tassels make it feel even fancier. I’d curled my hair, contoured my cheeks and even put more than one shade of eyeshadow on. I’d put this picture...

A Ferry Good Journey | A Wheelchair User’s Experience

See what I did there? Ha I know cringe, sorry. So you probably know already if you follow me on social media, that I recently took a trip to Belfast from Liverpool via Ferry. You may also know that in the past I’ve had really bad travel anxiety. Taxis,...

Ello 2019: Cheers t’year

Happy bloomin’ New Year everyone. I’ve been pondering what to say in this post for way too long… so let’s just not over think it shall we? I suppose I just want to acknowledge that it’s a New Year and I’m excited to see what is to come. In...

To the families I meet with disabled children

Sometimes I forget how privileged I am to be who I am. Some people will be surprised to read this but this is why… I have a disabled community I know who I look to if and when I need. I am ambitious and I am ultimately proud of...

Why I’ve stopped filling in the silence

I’ve said it before, I love small talk. But sometimes I can go too far. When I meet people I give it 100%, whoever it is from someone who’s opening a door for me or a person at the till. I will try to make them laugh, come out...

To lean or not to lean? | Disability and Socialising

I’m going to put this post out there, just so you can ponder this question yourself. There is no right answer but I know I have mine. Picture the scene – you see me at a networking event, I raise my chair but I’m still lower than everyone there....