To lean or not to lean? | Disability and Socialising

Gem with Drink in hand

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. We say hello but you can’t […]

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I Know Disabled People Too!

Picture the scene, I’ve just done a day of training with Enhance the UK. I’m buzzin’ but looking forward to riding the train home. The train is only 25 minutes long so just enough time to relax before I meet my mum back at the station. When I’m on the train I’m met with three […]

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Oh Stop Moaning

The title is aimed at me, don’t panic. Basically. I’ve drafted SIX blog posts in the last week but I just can’t get into the flow. This week has been unusually filled with stereotypical frustrating things that have happened. In a typical week I probably get one or two which are easy to talk about […]

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Disability and Exams: My Experience

It’s May, and for a lot of people that means one thing, exams. Eurgh. Even saying the word makes my skin crawl. I was never good with exams. In fact once, I got so stressed in high school that my tongue swelled and I couldn’t eat properly for days. Yep. I know. But the thing […]

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Great Expectations

When I go out, people make assumptions all of the time. And that’s ok, we all do. People assume I’m always with someone and I’m never just hanging out on my own. And if I am with someone they assume the person I’m with is my carer when actually they’re my friend I’ve known since […]

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You could do with lip fillers!

So picture the day, I’m strolling around John Lewis pretending I can afford everything in the shop. I decided I was going to treat myself to a lipstick for my birthday. I mean who am I kidding, it just happened to be near my birthday, I was going to get one anyway wasn’t I? I […]

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Embracing the Worst Case Scenario

Hello! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Following on from my last blog I thought I’d talk about challenging myself and how I’ve already been doing that this year. As you know, I have a lot of anxieties about doing everyday tasks. I can officially say that I’m well and truly conquering that already 4 […]

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