This month is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month so I’m going to be sharing a number of articles to raise awareness of the condition, what it’s like to live with it and the challenges that it presents. Later this month, I’ll also be sharing advice for parents who have a child with CP and maybe someContinue reading Cerebral Palsy: An Introduction
For almost two years now, our little boy has attended the local nursery and I’ve always said, it’s the best decision we’ve made. Jack absolutely loves it and has developed so much under their care and I’ve never worried about him being there. The nursery offered concessions that other local nurseries didn’t and most importantly,Continue reading A knock for working parents
Disabled people need someone to talk for them “Would she like a drink?” or “How old is she?” were common questions posed to my mum when I was growing up. People assumed just because I am disabled that I can’t speak for myself. I soon piped up with the answers, making sure theyContinue reading Ten misconceptions about people with disabilities
This time last year, my new year’s resolution was to get my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?”, published. It was an ambitious goal as the manuscript was barely finished. But with lots of hard work and determination, I fulfilled my resolution . . . for once! This year, I have two writing projects whichContinue reading New writing projects – feedback very welcome!
On behalf of Curve Media Few mums-to-be would say that pregnancy is easy or stress-free, but for some women, having a baby presents exceptional challenges. Curve Media have been commissioned to make a second series of 6 x 60 minute episodes for Discovery, on the subject of pregnancy called “My Extraordinary Pregnancy”. ThisContinue reading Casting Call for Extraordinary mums-to-be
I recently sat down to watch, “Don’t take my baby”, a factual drama which tells of a disabled couple’s fight to keep their newborn baby daughter. It’s a subject close to my heart as a disabled parent myself. The mother had a physical, life-limiting disability whilst the father was partially sighted and his condition wasContinue reading “Don’t take my baby” – Disabled Parents under Scrutiny
A few days ago, my husband and I went to register our new son, Jack James at Birmingham Registry Office. It was an occasion which I was looking forward to, as I’m sure all new parents do. However, my excitement and pride was soon replaced by upset and anger when we entered the registrar’sContinue reading A disappointing experience as a new Disabled Parent
I recently delivered a bespoke training session for an organisation in Reading. As part of their equality objectives, they had identified some issues surrounding stereotyping so I was asked to focus on this specific area, addressing the causes of stereotyping and its impact. So what causes individuals and society to refer to people using negativeContinue reading The Media: Friend or Foe of Equality?
“Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?” It’s a question I’ve overheard being asked by innocent kids hundreds of times. The child looks quite weary of me and I pretend not to be listening as Mum quietly explains I have something ‘wrong’ with my legs. Or that my legs don’t ‘work’ properly. Mum isContinue reading “Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?”