My Blog

So, here’s where it all began. My friends had always told me I had a way with words and a thousand stories to tell. When Written Wheel came into fruition, writing my quirky tales saved my sanity and made me realise there was a need for us all to have unsugar-coated conversations about disability. If you want to get to know me; the good, the bad and the disastrous, then grab a cuppa, pull up a pew and brace yourself. I’m unconventional, controversial and will do anything to make you laugh (and cry). I strive to live my best disabled life every day.

  • Disability Awareness 18/08/2019 - What an interesting week it’s been. First, a festival, then the Edinburgh Fringe, then a day of Masquerade Ball promotion. As much as this week has been varied, there was definitely a common theme of disability awareness.You know what it’s like when you go to a festival. Continue Reading
  • More Disabled Than We Actually Are 28/07/2019 - Do you ever have those days where you feel more disabled than others? A stupid question really, especially for those of you who aren’t disabled. There’s always going to be stuff you can’t do, like opening the fridge because your wheels get in the way. Continue Reading
  • Thunderstorms Are Flatulence 25/07/2019 - Evening Trev,Can I still call you that or would you prefer God?I hope you’re not baking in this heat. Although, is that even a problem for you? Can you just go and sit on whichever cloud you want, above a country with a perfect temperature or you? Continue Reading
  • The Hiking Trip 17/07/2019 - I wrote this as an entry piece for BBC Ouch in the hopes I could perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Although I was unsuccessful, I thought it’d give you guys a giggle. Happy reading…Imagine me on a hiking trip. Continue Reading
  • Equality, Integration and Multi-Morbidity 14/07/2019 - If you’re disabled, you’ll know that almost every professional has a tendency to assign any problem you may have to your disability. You go to the doctors with a common cold and it’s automatically a symptom of cerebral palsy. Essentially, it’s the easiest box to tick because no further investigations need to be carried out. Continue Reading
  • London: Solo Style 11/07/2019 - The beauty of finding your independence is that you push boundaries, hope for the best and, in general, wing it. On Saturday, I went to London – solo style.The problem with me is I can’t say “no” to anything, so when I received an invitation to participate in a research project which is run by… Continue Reading
  • Stream of Consciousness: A Different Kind of Disabled 04/07/2019 - They say I’m a different kind of disabled.So, I sit and observe. Why am I a “different kind of disabled” What sets me apart from the rest of them? I’m surrounded by people who are coaxed into doing what other people want because it’s “what’s best for you” – as if having a disability instantly… Continue Reading
  • The Thing About Summer 30/06/2019 - Is everyone enjoying the weather? Got your barbecues out yet? How many people fell asleep yesterday afternoon and woke up with epic tan lines? Continue Reading
  • Kerplunk 23/06/2019 - Do you ever have those days that are unexplainably stressful? The ones where you wake up in the morning and think, what the hell am I doing with life. To be fair, the latter happens most mornings for me and that’s how I know I’m on the right path, but Friday was, without a doubt,… Continue Reading
  • It Started with Ballet Shoes 20/06/2019 - Earlier this week, I went on a Prince's Trust business start-up course. The long and short of it is I've definitely decided this is the way forward, so watch this space. But as I was sitting there, listening to our tutor, Emily Webb, talk about how her business began: How Oarsome Grips are the product… Continue Reading