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.

  • No Fatalities Occurred 07/11/2018 - A few weeks ago, I met friends for lunch - for blog purposes, I’ll call them Bertha and Bella. I’ve known the family since Bertha and my mum bonded over the fact that they both had multiple disabled kids. Just to fill you in, three out of Bertha’s four children (of which Bella is the… Continue Reading
  • I'm Not An Alien 04/11/2018 - For your Sunday morning read, I thought I’d address the classic questions that have been thrown in the general direction of my wheels. To be honest, some of the best aren’t even questions – they’re just epic one-liners. The thing they all have in common? Continue Reading
  • Nature Called 03/11/2018 - I was in the middle of writer’s block, pondering over the topic for the Sunday blog when I really needed to pee. So, I had to call someone out and wait ten minutes for them to arrive. I then had to give them step by step instructions on how to get me out of the… Continue Reading
  • Queen of Disabled Children 02/11/2018 - Have you heard I’m the Queen of Disabled Children? That’s right, I was wheeling to the car after a friend’s party at the weekend; blissfully unaware of my royal title when Gertrude (for the purposes of the blog) smiled at me. Of course, I smiled back because, without wanting to sound old fashioned, I think… Continue Reading
  • True Story: David 02/11/2018 - In this blog series, Adam Fox and I shall be delving into the world of disability with honest opinions and realistic perspectives. These real-life accounts will uncover what it’s like living in a world where a disability is the first thing most people notice. We will tell you the true story of the person behind… Continue Reading
  • The Letter I Wrote 02/11/2018 - It began when I was twelve in one of my English classes. We were asked to write about what it’d been like for us to start secondary school. Without knowing it, I’d laid all my insecurities, with regards to CP and “big school”, out on paper. Continue Reading
  • When I die, I can tell someone 02/11/2018 - Everyone knows what it’s like. We all have those days. Do you know what I mean? Continue Reading
  • True Story: Nathan 02/11/2018 - In this blog series, Adam Fox and I shall be delving into the world of disability with honest opinions and realistic perspectives. These real-life accounts will uncover what it’s like living in a world where a disability is the first thing most people notice. We will tell you the true story of the person behind… Continue Reading
  • Dream About Custard 02/11/2018 - 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from the disorder and ninety percent of those are women between the ages of fourteen and twenty-five.So far, I’d ticked all the boxes, but when the psychologist saw me for my assessment, I was greeted with utter shock and amazement: “Oh! You’re anorexic and disabled.” she exclaimed, whilst… Continue Reading
  • Giraffes are my Favourite Things 02/11/2018 - The fun began at 6am on Tuesday morning, when I got up ready and raring for Dad to be his usual two hours early. I showered in the knowledge that washing without equipment whilst I was away would be somewhat tricky, and I’d probably return slightly more wiffy than what anyone would want. I caught… Continue Reading