disability, mental health, Uncategorized

How to support Children in Need (without being triggered)

Tonight is Children in Need, and despite being at home, I won't be watching. My family (who should have understood) had a go at me when I asked if we could turn off a segment of The One Show re: CiN; "That's so insensitive"/"ignorant", I could throw a whole lot of the arguments they threw… Continue reading How to support Children in Need (without being triggered)

disability, mental health, personal, Uncategorized

Invisible Disabilities Week: My Chronic Life and an introduction to Spoonie Saturdays

THIS is what Invisibly Disabled looks like*: Spoiler alert if you hadn't realised... it's me. This is me on some days, one would argue like an able bodied person: And on others, here I am: I have chosen to share this picture as on a typical day with mobility aids, it is a stick I… Continue reading Invisible Disabilities Week: My Chronic Life and an introduction to Spoonie Saturdays

disability, personal

For Hannah; A tribute, one year on.

A year and two days ago we lost the beautiful soul that is Hannah Baqar. Many of you may recognise her name- either from me mentioning her before or because she was the top Clara Oswald cosplayer and quite frankly the nicest person in the Doctor Who fandom. She was my first ever friend in… Continue reading For Hannah; A tribute, one year on.

disability, feminism, LGBT, lifestyle, mental health, politics

A vote for the Tories is a vote against people like me.

"A vote for the Tories is a vote against me"   My name is Lauren Bethany Curr. I am 18 years old. You probably won't know who I am (as I'm 'nobody', as such), and you probably won't care. But you will impact my life significantly. Your vote for the Tories is a vote against people… Continue reading A vote for the Tories is a vote against people like me.

disability, Uncategorized

ME awareness day 

Today, May 12th, is ME awareness day. ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which you may also have heard of as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A lot of people, myself included, like to refer to it as ME rather than CFS as CFS doesn't quite encapture the chronic pain, the real exhaustion and the debilitating nature of… Continue reading ME awareness day