Tag Archive: Wheels

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

We Have Black People

I heard of a tale where a Headteacher was so overjoyed when his school became home to pupils who were of African ethnicity, he would tell anyone who cared to listen, “We have black people!” In this day and age, it sounds like an utterly offensive and crazy thing to have said, especially considering it wasn’t an isolated incident. The same guy was once showing a prospective pupil around his school and he went to shake hands; which was all well and good until he realised the boy ...

June 6, 2019 10:48 am

Nobody Died

The unconventional days are always the best.Friday morning came with a frantic call from my friend, who whilst on holiday, had had a staffing emergency. One of her son’s PA’s had phoned in sick which meant that Bernard would be home alone, unable to eat, drink or successfully go to the loo. I knew she was struggling because she’d essentially asked someone on wheels to go and lend a hand to someone else on wheels; a blog-worthy experience if nothing else.It wasn’t until I ...

June 2, 2019 9:08 am

Stream of Consciousness: Cripples' Day Out

There’s nothing stranger than how disabled people are perceived within society. Don’t get me wrong, we have come along way. We’re no longer locked up for being abnormal and I think disability awareness is becoming more common, but there’s still plenty of quirks that need to be ironed out.Last night, I was out with my friend Bertie (who’s also in a wheelchair) at the Red Herring Comedy Club at Lincoln Drill Hall.

April 7, 2019 6:42 am

I'm Not An Alien

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?

November 4, 2018 1:41 pm

Many Wheels

I met a guy on the train today.He asked about my chair.“Tell me everything you know” he said“I need to be sitting just there”.He told me his condition meantHe struggled to get around.He told me he played several sports,But his goals didn’t leave the groundAfter imparting all my knowledgeAbout my many wheels.The guy asked for assistanceTo get on an even keel.And I saw a glimmer in his eyes,A sort of expectationTo help him solve world peace,Or some other revelation.With an unspoken apologyLike so ...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am