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    Cripples R Us

    So, I thought for your Sunday read, I’d get back to my roots a little. There’re many reasons why living with a disability is deemed less than perfect. I get it.   Read More...

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    A Normal Relationship

    The other day I was asked what I thought children and young people needed to know about relationships. On the face of it, a simple question; to have healthy and respectful ones. To know that every relationship is different because everyone brings something unique to the table in various capacities.   Read More...

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    A Thing Called TEDx

    It started with ballet shoes. Correction, it started over ten years ago, when I found myself up a mountain, butt-naked without a wheelchair and lying in a puddle of my own pee. If I hadn’t had that somewhat surreal experience, I wouldn’t have had to recount it a decade later to Andy Farenden.   Read More...

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    Woman of the Night on Wheels

    When I was about six years old, my cousins and I were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Surrounded by friends and family, answers like; “an architect”, “a doctor”, “a lawyer”, went whizzing around the table. I was stumped.   Read More...

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    A Surreal yet Phenomenal Whirlwind

    So, do you remember that New Year’s Resolution list I’ve been living my life by for the past ten months? Well, I think I’ve nailed it in two weeks flat. There’s a lot I can’t publicise yet, but bits I can.   Read More...

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    The Wandering Englishman

    You know how before you hop on a plane people always feel the need to tell you horror stories and then make you promise not to fall from the sky? You know how if something’s going to happen it’ll happen to my family because we’re all fruit loops? And you know how, regardless of what the situation is, I usually find myself thinking; “Damn, this will make a decent blog?” Well, my friends, what a tale I have to tell.For the most part, my recent trip to Istanbul was rat...  Read More...

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    Is It CP or Is It Just Me?

    Everyone has their odd quirk, but I’m noticing more and more that I seem to have plenty. It could just be the way my body works, or it could be some of the perks of having Cerebral Palsy. So, calling my fellow CP-ers; is it the CP or is it just me?The one where I jump (a lot):You know when you watching a scary moving and you’re sitting on the edge of your seat, hiding behind a cushion?   Read More...

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    Never Stop Asking Questions

    To the woman who told her daughter to be quiet as they walked past me the other day, thank you. Thank you for reminding me why I do what I do. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own bubble, which centres around raising disability awareness, that I forget why I started in the first place.   Read More...

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    Dalek Invasion

    Hey Trev,I have a pressing question and given you’re the omniscient one, I thought you’d be the guy to talk to. Were wheeled folk designed as part of a futuristic pilot scheme? I only ask because we’re heading towards the robot age and when you think about it, we’ve been resembling robots for years.   Read More...

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    Lucky Draw

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The benefit that was brought in to replace Disability Living Allowance. The benefit that supposedly makes living with a disability easier.   Read More...

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