Going shopping is a nightmare for me, being sat down means that all I ever see is arses in my peripheral vision pushing, shoving and in some cases tutting at me as I try to navigate narrow pavement of a high street, badly placed A boards and inconsiderate parking make it stressful to even attempt … Continue reading Painting the Town Purple
Manners Maketh Man. That's what they say. My Mother and Father brought me up to be polite, kind and respectful back before social media took hold of our daily lives and trolls had rainbow hair and wishing gems in there Belly buttons Those where the days. I've had two instances of bullying throughout my life … Continue reading Clip Clapping over your rickety rackety bridge…
So my plan to be a YouTube Superhero is coming on quite nicely. By nicely I mean pangs of panic appear when I watch other YouTubers with disabilities who are by far, much younger, cooler and prettier than me. But I've brought the kit now and I'm actually reading books to help me get my … Continue reading Four Wheeled Wonder Woman NEEDS YOU!
Having lost my job recently, you can read all about that, in my last blog post. I've decided to go away for a bit and reinvent myself. A bit like Tom Jones did that time and returned, and then insisted, albeit for a short while. That everybody called him TJ.. In all seriousness though it's … Continue reading Video Killed the Radio Star
Why should my disability mean that I miss out on a career where I can shine, feel respected useful and wanted? As I write this, I’m coming to terms with the shock of redundancy, I turn 31 in a few days and I have lost my job, something which gave me an identity and in … Continue reading For Hire
Who was your Idol growing up? Was there someone you related to above all others? Did you want to be like Jimmy Dean on the cover of a Magazine? I was a gorky lookin’ teenager, with a mousey brown bowl cut, glasses that I thought looked wonderful, but actually made me look like a thirteen-year-old … Continue reading Disability, the poor relation of Diversity
There’s no rule book for being disabled, nobody tells you what life is going to be like when you are diagnosed with a condition or you find that life has decide to take a detour. Your thrown in at the deep end and told to swim. For a while, you seek a solace in others … Continue reading An Alien in my own Minority