I’m not ashamed to talk about mental health. Recently, I’ve been struggling quite a bit, which I tried to get help for from my NHS doctor. After a 2 month wait, they referred me to a community mental health team, who wanted to sort me with unemployment benefits, coffee mornings and group talking therapy. This… Continue reading Mental Health | Is the NHS done with us?
I’ll start by saying that I’m an ambulatory wheelchair user, which means that on given days I will walk inside, without supports and occasionally venture outside for short distances using crutches. However, if I want to do anything from grocery shopping, to taking some time outdoors, I use the wheelchair. It’s a neat little thing… Continue reading The Worst Part of Wheelchair Usage
What’s the traditional gift for a year anniversary? According to Google, it’s paper or a clock. Could this be any more coronavirus? Perhaps a multipack of toilet paper or a clock to count the hours of the day. If you’re reading this, I’m glad you’re still here. Since the state of emergency began last year,… Continue reading MiniBlog | Coronaversary 2021
I am lucky enough to have been featured by the Renegades Foundation this week. You can find my article for them here: Renegades Foundation
We hear from Marie-Helene on her journey to queer acceptance and self expression
I am here to tell you as an undeniable fact that disabled people have romantic relationships. It might not always look like The Notebook, but it's definitely real.
Relaxing at night can be hard. You might have had an early morning, been groggy all day, sluggish getting into bed, and then BOOM. You're awake. Anything that happened during the day, that is going on tomorrow, things you need to do, or to buy, things you did ten years ago, all of these thoughts… Continue reading Alternative Ways to Get to Sleep
On Thursday, I welcomed a shiny new addition to the household. The beautiful I-go Crest Powerchair (in GOLD no less) arrived at my door in a box so big that Nia can hide in it to scare me. I was amazed at how quickly it arrived - we had only ordered it the day before… Continue reading What has 4 wheels, great boobs and a big smile? Me!
I don't want your pity. Or your guilt, your bad feelings, your condolences, or anything else that you think is appropriate. It's not appropriate. I'm not dead. I'm far from it.