I don’t normally write about anything remotely political on my blog – preferring instead to make the odd rant on Facebook, if something really bothers me. But this week, something and someone political has tipped me over the edge because it’s more than just politics – it’s about equality. Anyone know where I’m at yet?Continue reading Meryl Streep should be applauded for challenging Mr.Trump
My latest book, “A disability Etiquette Guide” is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while now and last week, I was reminded why it’s so important for me to write it. I was on my way to Nottingham, to the Charity CP Sport, of which I am a proud trustee. I asked forContinue reading Disability Etiquette equals good manners & common sense
Whilst browsing through my twitter account yesterday, I became aware of a new scheme which Transport for London are trialling, which encourages passengers to give up their seat for someone who needs it more, particularly disabled passengers. Participating passengers will have a card and wear a badge, saying “Please offer me a seat.” AsContinue reading Please offer me a seat – improving travel for disabled people?
I was on a train recently, travelling home from visiting my sister and best friend in London. After a good night out the evening before, I was feeling quite tired and hoped to pass the journey quietly with my Kindle for company. At one of the stops, a mother with her young daughter got onContinue reading Disability Awareness for Kids – Its not weird, just different.
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
At my book launch back in September, one of my guests told me about a charity which was looking for new trustees – Cerebral Palsy Sport. I wasn’t sure though. I’ve never been into sport and I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time to commit to the charity. Nonetheless, I decided to take aContinue reading Now proud Trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport
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
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
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
This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, with tomorrow being World CP Day. I’ll be live on Twitter between 1-2pm GMT to answer your questions about cerebral palsy, my life living with the condition and about my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?”. But in the meantime, here’s why I love having Cerebral Palsy. .Continue reading Why I love having Cerebral Palsy