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My Flat Ass: What Disability Means To Me

26th February 2018

Since I’ve decided to tell it like it is about my life with a disability, I thought I might write a post spelling out my perspective of what disability actually is. This is not a general post on all disabilities.  I’m aware that there are visible and invisible ones. I can only speak from my own experience as a wheelchair-user. Over the weekend, the fam and I went to a bookshop. There was a steep, but useable ramp to get…

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Disability Life Writing

A Day In My Life As A Disabled Mother

22nd February 2018

I am a mother.  I am disabled. I am sometimes a disabled mother.  Isla went back to nursery school today, after mid-winter break.  I enjoyed having her home for three days.  I’m also enjoying being able to write this post in silence, without cartoons in the background, while she is at school. This morning we had our usual cuddles with TV and waffles before what Isla calls ‘the team effort’ to get her dressed. She’s hopping around, pulling her jeans…

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Accessibility Disability

12 Somewhat Useful Things To Say When Someplace is Inaccessible

6th February 2018

And so, I’ve been thinking of a P.S. to add to yesterday’s post.  I know I’m not the only person out there who deals with access issues. Here are some things I’ve actually said to people who own businesses that are kindasortamaybe or completely inaccessible. Try these next time you’re out: Could you please remove the bucket/sandwich-board/freaky-looking naked mannequin.  It’s a toilet, not a bin. No, dude.  I just use it for the parking. Thank you for putting us to…

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Anxiety & Us

5th February 2018

And so, last week was Time To Talk Day, but I think the point of this campaign is to highlight that it’s OK to talk about our mental health no matter what day it is. Honestly, this post has been bouncing around in my brain for weeks.  More honestly, my weird little journey with anxiety and my current dealings with it was one of the reasons I came back to blogging regularly. To share this road. I was never really into…

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Travel Writing

Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

22nd November 2017

‘Did you enjoy your stay?’ ‘Well, no.’ I said. We were checking out of our hotel on our most recent road-trip to Edinburgh. My mouth gets me in trouble sometimes. Like that time I asked Neil to marry me.  Or the time I threw my Dad out of my house.  Or that time I asked why the shit am I friends with these people? Now.  I could have been talking about a few reasons why this trip was not the…

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