My last blog outlined an incident during a recent hospital appointment when a consultant inferred that I couldn’t look after my own children. It upset and angered me in equal measures but it unfortunately isn’t the first time that I’ve been undermined as a disabled parent – again by a healthcare professional. Over the summer,Continue reading Diary of a Disabled Mum: Disabled People aren’t expected to be parents – Why?
A few weeks ago, I unfortunately had to pay a visit to the Breast Clinic though thankfully, everything turned out to be fine. Which is more than can be said for my actual experience whilst there. Due to Covid, hubby and I had agreed that he would wait in the car and that should IContinue reading Diary of a Disabled Mum: Undermined by Healthcare Professionals
I feel I should first of all apologise for the silence that descended upon my blog over the past 18 months. Like everyone else, our lives were unexpectedly turned upside by Covid and instead of returning to work as planned, I took on homeschooling duties whilst Hubby worked on a home contract and we lookedContinue reading New Beginnings
Claire Farndale is a Test Analyst for Northumbria University. She’s also a wife and a mum – here’s her story of living with Cerebral Palsy: So all my life I have had varying levels of discrimination because of my disability whether it be being picked last to be on someone’s team (because you are slow,Continue reading Guest Blog: Claire Farndale – No such word as ‘can’t!
This is my life, my feelings, my achievements and frustrations of living with Cerebral Palsy Campaigning – I’ve spent the last ten years supporting and campaigning for the rights of Disabled People. I ran a campaign to improve the accessibility of my local area – taking it as far as No. 10 Downing Street. FindContinue reading Cerebral Palsy: The good, the bad and everything in between
Thomas Talbot is 13 years old and has Cerebral Palsy – it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a successful international Racerunner. Here’s his story. . . My story Hi – my name is Thomas. I’m 13 years old and I live near Lincoln. I am an International RaceRunner and I have cerebral palsy. I haveContinue reading Guest Blog: Thomas Talbot – My Racerunning Story
At last! After six long years of drafting, writing, editing and rewriting, my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?” has finally been released on the Kindle Store. When I started the book, it was a day I didn’t dare to even dream about. I wasn’t convinced that my writing was good enough to be published.Continue reading My self-publishing journey
Well, the silly season, as my Dad calls it, is over for another year and although I love Christmas, I can’t say that I’m sorry to see the end of the chaos which always descends upon the high street. Retailers always seem to neglect the needs of disabled customers by cramming in as much asContinue reading The Silly Season
After researching quite a bit and talking to other writers and some publishers, I realised that if I want my book to be successful, I have to prove that there is a market for it. But I’d also read that publishers can be put off a book if it has been made public, even partly.Continue reading Does it wet the bed? 3 Chapters available on Authonomy
I’m just putting together a book proposal for “Does it wet the bed?” as even though the book is almost complete, many agents request a proposal as well as sample chapters. In doing so, I’ve chosen an anecdote to start the overview so I thought I’d share it here! More to come over the coming weeks.Continue reading Does it wet the bed? – Free Wheeling