Challenges

#INeedStraws

Back in March I wrote about the threatened ban on plastic straws. In it I responded to a lot of the questions non-disabled people were asking when disabled people told them they really do need straws. So if you’re … read more

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Drawing On My Web Of Support

I’ve been on holiday in Spain with Fran for almost a week now. Tomorrow will be our last day and naturally my mind’s started to shift to life back home, particularly the week ahead. When I looked at my support … read more

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Which Way Up?

I love lots of things about my body. I love the way it looks, the way it feels when I hug someone, and the sensation of a laugh bubbling through it from deep inside.

But …

… since 2011 tics … read more

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Seven Hours’ Success

The sky’s an intense light-blue turning to a watery yellow on the horizon. Jagged palm tree leaves cut into the picture making a mish-mash of zigzag patterns that even the most exuberant 90s fabric designer would’ve be proud of.

The … read more

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Body Cocktails

I’m currently on holiday with Fran. We’re staying at an all-inclusive resort in Spain with a large pool, clean accessible rooms, delicious food and drink available throughout the day, and it’s idyllic!

I’m here for a proper rest after months … read more

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Manchester Rotary Igloo

I’m not sure if or when this post will make it onto the website. I’ve not got a lot to say and what I do have is pretty vague and personal. But I feel compelled to write, so I’m just … read more

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Raw on the Inside

It’s just after six in the morning. For the last few days I’ve woken super-early every day. Today though, rather than making myself go back to sleep, I’ve embraced the early start.

The light is incredible, bright sunshine’s already bouncing … read more

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Reflection For Grenfell

A year ago today the country woke up to the news of the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower.

In the post I wrote later that day I described how, even from those very early pictures and news reports, I felt … read more

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Crawl of Shame

We’ve been in Zurich for the last few days. The flight back yesterday morning was only an hour and twenty minutes. But for a wheelchair user flying is nearly always stressful and yesterday’s flight was no exception.

For the last … read more

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Laughs From The Past

Earlier this evening Leftwing Idiot and I were chatting on the phone when he said something that made me draw breath. For a moment it felt like my brain stalled, jarred by a sad truth in an ordinary conversation.

We … read more

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