They say life is what happens when you’re busy making plans and I couldn’t agree more! Before I fell pregnant with my first boy, Jack, I started Flyinglady Training with the intention of focusing on delivering disability and equality training. I was already writing my autobiography – Does it wet the bed? – which IContinue reading Plans? Who needs ’em?!
At the book launch of my memoir, Does it wet the bed?, someone happened to mention to me a Charity, Cerebral Palsy Sport and how they were looking for new trustees. I almost dismissed the idea; I had never been a sporty person, much to my regret. I wasn’t sure how much I’d have toContinue reading Why I love being a trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport
Before I became pregnant with Jack, I wanted to see a medical professional who would be able to advise me on the impact that pregnancy might have on my condition, Cerebral Palsy. I wasn’t naive, I knew it would be physically tough but I wanted reassurance I suppose, that it was possible and I wantedContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Finding support & information
I love writing and always have. I remember being in the final year of primary school and winning a writing competition for a short story. My last book, “Does it wet the bed?”, had been in my head for years before I finally began putting it on paper. For those of you that might notContinue reading Writing is lonely but feedback helps!
It’s 2016 and I’ve now been living with Cerebral Palsy for 33 years. Attitudes towards disability have changed and largely improved over that time. Yet, it still amazes me how ignorant some people can be and resist being educated. Yesterday, I was out and about with my mum who has always insisted that she willContinue reading Yes, I’m Disabled but don’t think I’m stupid
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
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!
Having a speech impairment, I’ve always hated the sound of my own voice. Not only that, but I have at times, struggled to make other people understand me. So when I started promoting my first book, “Does it wet the bed?”, my publicists, Literally PR, asked what types of activities I’d be comfortable doing. Continue reading Bringing Disability into the media spotlight
Since “Does it wet the bed?” was released, I’ve done several interviews for newspapers, magazines and radio shows. Each has focused on different aspects of the book and my life but nearly all of them have included the following (or similar) question: “Have attitudes towards disability changed since you were a child?” My answer hasContinue reading Legislation doesn’t improve knowledge of disability
This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week and today, 7th October, is World CP Day. As someone with Cerebral Palsy, I’m delighted to be part of such an occasion that will highlight Cerebral Palsy, raise awareness of the condition and celebrate the achievements of those who have CP. I’ve always found that disability and CerebralContinue reading Giving people with Cerebral Palsy a voice