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Reaching for the Moon in 2020

Blink and you’ve missed it – 2019 has gone. I’d never been the type to make New Years’ Resolutions – they meant nothing and most of the time people had given up by mid-January. However, that all changed when I decided to make this year the greatest year of my life so far, and it has been beautifully, chaotically, great.

December 29, 2019 12:52 pm

2019 Has Been the Greatest

So, I’m going to keep this short and sweet, partly because I’m harbouring festive germs, but mostly because sometimes less is more.If I were to go through everything that’s happened this year, we’d be here till next Christmas and there’s honestly not much to say other than 2019 has been the greatest year of my life. I remember writing my New Year’s Resolutions thinking it all sounded amazing, but there was no way I could pull it off. But sure enough, one by on...

December 22, 2019 11:21 am

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.

December 8, 2019 12:46 pm

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.

November 24, 2019 12:39 pm

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.

November 17, 2019 12:51 pm

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.

November 3, 2019 1:54 pm

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.

October 11, 2019 11:42 am