“Mum, shall a tell ’em am disabled?” | Disability and Employment

Gem in final year at school

Recently I wrote a blog about jobs and careers for the Brittle Bone Society which you can read here. In a nut shell it’s me talking about the fact that I didn’t really see myself having a job, not because I couldn’t do it – but that the world wasn’t set up for me to. […]

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Wheel Appeal

Bit of a weird title, I know. I couldn’t think of a good one so this is all we’ve got. I started driving when I was 2 years old, I think anyway. Apparently when I first got my chair I would only drive in cirlces. Dad would say “try and go forward Gem” obviously I […]

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Styling Smart When You’re Small

When I was in Primary School teachers told me I didn’t have to wear school uniform due to my small size (cc my old blog where you can see how mini I was: Being Young and Disabled | 24 things I’ve Learned so far…) Being my stubborn self, I obviously immediately declined and tried to conform […]

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The D Word…

The internet really is a wonderful thing. Especially when it brings communities together and allows people to share empowering messages about topics they possibly have never thought about before. Recently my friend, fellow disabled activist and selfie queen Karin Hitselberger (@Karinonwheels) started the hashtag #DisabledIsNotABadThing I absolutely love this as so many people daren’t say the […]

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Let’s ava catch up!

Eeh dear it’s been a while ant it! I thought I’d do a little catch up post of what I’ve been up to and my favourite things of February. First of all I’m just getting over a DOUBLE whammy illness and broken rib so that’s been fun. Have you ever tried to cough with a chest […]

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Every Little Helps

Don’t worry – this isn’t an ad for a well known supermarket. This time of year there’s a lot of shopping going on. People are #PANICKING. Shopping can be a hard task for me as a disabled person anyway like traveling to the actual shops etc but add in those panic buyers and generally busy […]

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Storage, String and Stick on Silicon

Everyone knows I talk about my grabber a great deal, it’s the varnish to my nail – the air to my tyre. Recently I’ve had a little revamp of my room, and since going through it all I realised I have a few more items that I couldn’t live without which make my life so […]

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Looks, Layers and too many Leaves

Before we start, let’s just establish – I’m Northern. So I’m still not wearing a winter coat and I probably won’t even start wearing a scarf until December. I’m not ridiculous though, I know it’s starting to get cold now so I thought I’d tell you what usually starts to happen at this time of […]

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