• 2013,  books and reading,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thursday Thirteen

    Long, long, long time since I’ve done one of these Thursday Thirteen entries or even any sort of meme. But I just fancied it and given that it’s Thursday and T13 always was my favourite meme I figured why the hell not?! Thirteen Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading Dear Thing by Julie Cohen Empire of The Sun by J.G. Ballard The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Wish List by Jane Costello Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova The Night Rainbow by Claire King 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Villette by Charlotte Brontë The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Something…

  • 2013,  BADD,  disability,  disablism,  discrimination,  Uncategorized

    Bored

    I’m bored. I’m bored of being seen only as the one in the wheelchair. I’m bored of my disability being all people remember about me I’m bored of being defined by my CP. I’m bored of complete strangers demanding to know how long I’ve been in a wheelchair Of them asking “what happened?” And then when that doesn’t get the answer they want demanding to know “what’s wrong with you? I’m bored of fighting. Of having my concerns ignored Of asking for something and having it decided for me that something else will do. I’m bored of saying that I need something and explaining why. Then having that explanation ignored…