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In which I get Ranty

(subtitle: and lose my shit all over the Internet.) This is ridiculous. In fact It’s the most stupid thing ever and frankly I probably shouldn’t dignify it with a response but I can’t let it go. There’s an American company called 3eLove. They sell a range of products with their logo on – the logo […]

In which I ramble and am grouchy when it comes to “awareness”

(I was going to title this “why I’m not blogging about CP awareness day” and then I realised that by writing this I pretty much was blogging about CP awareness day just not in the way most people are and that would be a pointless title) So. Word on the street the internet is that […]

Disability in the media

I’m paying a second visit over at Bea Magazine this month.  I wrote about the disability issues which were raised by the news that paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. You can read it here: Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder The coverage of disability in the […]

For the love of a book

I love to read. This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who reads this blog regularly I’m sure. There’s just something about picking up a book and losing yourself in it. It makes me think, I learn stuff, it’s enjoyable. They make me laugh, cry and just feel. Sometimes I reach […]

Tell A Feminist Thank You and Disability Mentors

Since this afternoon I keep seeing tweets pop up with #tellafeministthankyou (hashtag “tell a feminist thank you” for those who find those hard to read). I got to thinking.  It would be good to have a similar thing for people who campaign on disability issues.  But what would you call it? Feminism is generally considered […]

There for the most deserving

This was a really good post in my opinion.  But wordpress ate it and it published blank with all the points I spent ages making gone off into the ether and not here on my blog where they should be. It was about my friend who after being very ill, spending time in intensive care […]

>Left Out In The Cold Press Release

> On the eve of the second reading of the government’s controversial Welfare Reform Bill, on 9 March, disabled activist Kaliya Franklin stripped off to demonstrate what the result would be for disabled people across the UK if disability benefits are slashed to the bare minimum. The photo shoot depicts a naked Franklin lying on […]

>A Good Writing Day – With Links!

>Last week, Mike from Artist Inlet Press contacted me to ask if I would write something for that site.  His only request was that I should write about something I’m passionate about. I’ve been trying to do lots of writing and make progress with it over the last few weeks so I jumped at the […]

>Why is the R word so offensive?

>A few days ago an anonymous comment was left on one of my entries asking why the R word is more offensive to me than idiot or moron. For some reason that seemed to be a bit of a difficult question for me to answer; I’m not sure why.  I think for me it’s an […]

>The Resistance Campagn

>If you’re in the UK, please take the time to sign this Not Dead Yet petition.  It’s asking MPs to take the time to sign up and say they support the Resistance Charter.  By signing the charter they will be declaring that they will support palliative care and independent living services and also that they […]