Today, I want to lay down some goals with you all for the upcoming month. I'm hoping the month goes to plan and I'm excited for what it brings, the small adventures and large, and the future feats I'll be setting myself up for. This August I'm free of the education system and have no… Continue reading Things I’d Like To Achieve This August
On what is not far off of the year anniversary for my 'Rare Disease Talks' post where I spoke about BBC's Casualty's representation of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), I'm back with another*. This one varies slightly, with the representation being served upon a reality television show, but I think this… Continue reading Rare Disease Talks: RuPaul’s Drag Race (2019)
This month, I'm asking you to be aware of the chronic and mental health conditions I battle with, and educate yourself.
I vouched at the beginning of last year that i'd be transparent on mental health, disability, recovery, and even started an instagram account to log all of that. Ironically, it's chronic illness that's caused the downfall of that account due to a lack of spoons to post and update, constant brain fog and a lack… Continue reading The Side Of Chronic Illness You Don’t See On The Internet
(1/2) As a disabled person, you get a lot of people knowing little about you casting judgement. Sometimes this is as you're merely going about your day, and sometimes it's facing accessibility issues; unfortunately, yes, they are intertwined more than one would hope, but today I'm here to speak of the former. I'm using this… Continue reading Everyday discrimination.
I feel more than lucky to be a part of the blog tour for Sophie Sabbage's book 'Lifeshocks'. To fulfil my part of the tour, I was lucky enough to interview Sophie about her latest book and shed light on her previous publication, 'The Cancer Whisperer'. An interview with Sophie SabbageHave you always wanted to… Continue reading Lifeshocks: An interview with Sophie Sabbage
Rare diseases. They're called 'rare' for a reason, and not usually talked about much, apart from on said awareness days or weeks where people care for the most minuscule of moments. One thing that will always resonate with me was an experience I had in my last year of sixth form. I remember, one day… Continue reading Rare Disease Talks: BBC Casualty (2018)
Celebrating International Women’s Day is about celebrating ALL women. If you don’t include trans women, disabled women, BAME women, sex workers, immigrant women and any intersection of self-identifying women/non-binary or fluid folx in your celebrations, that is NOT celebrating women. https://twitter.com/laurbethany/status/971691991905067008?s=21 Today, I want to thank ALL the women in my life. Whether they’ve given… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
Mental Health. An aspect of health slowly being spoken about more and more (thank goodness). We truly are getting somewhere with the stigma around mental health, but that seems to exclude many aspects of mental health. Although there still a huge stigma around them, people are gradually understanding depression, anxiety, even suicide, but there's one… Continue reading The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)
Life is full of many goal posts; some to get us through the next week of our life, some are lifelong goals and achievements (which realistically are hard to follow in a strict, linear fashion) and some are goals to make you feel something. On some days, I can dream of grand schemes and far,… Continue reading The little things