• 2014,  attitudes,  awareness,  campaigns,  CP related,  disability,  disability normal,  disablism,  internet,  interwebs,  medical model,  perspective,  ranting,  social model,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    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 is a wheelchair symbol like you see on many different things but with the wheel replaced with a heart. It’s called the wheelchair heart.  I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about it before or not. Their products have a variety of slogans on as well as the wheelchair heart.  In 2012 my parents gave me…

  • 2013,  interwebs,  Uncategorized

    Spotted on the Internet

    A few links to articles and blogs that have caught my eye or otherwise made me think lately: Kate Granger is a doctor working in elderly medicine in the NHS. She’s also a patient with terminal cancer. So she has a unique dual perspective. Her tweets @grangerkate were what first brought her to my attention, especially when she tweeted repeatedly during a recent hospital stay about the number of hospital staff who failed to introduce themselves. That’s led to a bit of a campaign and her blog about it is well worth reading Hello my name is…. There is also a storify page with all the relevant tweets gathered together…

  • 2013,  blogging,  Family,  forwards,  internet,  interwebs,  letter unsent,  me me me,  perceptions,  personal,  perspective,  sharing,  thinking,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Legacy

    I can’t remember where but a few weeks ago I read something that I’ve been thinking about on and off ever since. It said that in the future our descendants won’t need to employ traditional genalogy techniques to learn about us. Because what they know about us will be from our facebook posts, tweets, and blogs. I like that idea because it means that potentially (should it turn out to be true) it means those in the future will know a lot more about my past then I will tell them. And they’ll know more about me than I do my own ancestors. I knew all of my grandparents and…

  • 2013,  attitudes,  blogging,  campaigns,  CP related,  current affairs,  disability,  disability blogs,  disablism,  freedom,  guest blog,  interwebs,  language,  Paralympics,  political,  press,  ranting,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    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 media has always been problematic but I’m really hoping this might be the beginning of it changing. I suspect that it’s more likely that it will change the way violence against women is covered by the media than disability.  Still I hope. Last year I was asked to speak to the local paper about my…

  • 2012,  blogging,  interwebs,  Uncategorized

    Accidentally Quiet

    Yes, yes, anyone who knows me is probably reading this and going “quiet? You don’t do quiet Emma!” and they would be right. When we went to the Paralympics our day pass tickets meant we could have gone in to goal ball. There weren’t any seats available though and I said to my friend that was probably a good thing because I thought I’d suck at watching goal ball. Because the audience is required to be quiet. And I’d really gotten into all the dancing, cheering, yelling, clapping, singing and screaming that had been involved in a watching a lot of the other sports involved, particularly sitting volleyball and wheelchair…

  • I wish I wrote this,  interwebs,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >The Month After Christmas

    > Sadly in my case most of this was true way before Christmas but because I needed a laugh… The Month After Christmas (Author Unknown) Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house  Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste At the holiday parties, had gone to my waist. When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.” As…

  • fun stuff,  interwebs,  Uncategorized

    >Disappointed :-P

    >I saw several copies of The Secret on display in Waterstones earlier.  I still don’t want to read that book (or watch the film) but they were right next to a book I did want to look at.  So I figured I’d have a quick look at The Secret too.  No free shiv.  I was very disappointed.  It would have been the only thing that would have made me consider buying it. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • interwebs,  Uncategorized

    >Facebook, Distilled

    >I have a real love hate relationship with Facebook.  I love the fact that it’s allowed me to reconnect (and in some cases meet up with) old friends who I had previously lose contact with.  And it does make it easier to keep in touch with certain friends via facebook too. But I also hate the fact that every so often I read what other people are doing and it makes me sad… because it makes me see what they have in their lives and how they are doing things I would love to do like working and having kids and in relationships and I’m not.  It doesn’t always make…

  • interwebs,  site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Internet blahs

    >I’m finding the Internet a very annoying and irritating place lately.  I’ve heard several stories lately of blogs I follow either being fakes themselves or being the victim of fakers – stealing their photos and passing them off as their own etc. No to mention all the blogs that are spammers and use some of my content… so many of my incoming links are that it’s unreal. So as you might have noticed I have removed all of my photos from this blog and from my facebook page.  Most will be watermarked and will then return however I don’t have the time, patience or inclination to do all of the…

  • friends,  fun stuff,  interwebs,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Blogosphere, a Sucky Day, Postcards and Screw Bronze

    >I’ve been reading a few posts lately on other blogs where they share links to other blogs they love. And for the last few days I’ve been meaning to mention this so here goes. If you’ve not been over to Screw Bronze! and read the writings of Elizabeth McClung, you really really should. I had a really sucky day on Wednesday. But I also had a lovely surprise the knowledge of which (it was waiting for me at home) helped me through the suck and also most importantly made my day. It came as I was leaving the house but I didn’t get a chance to look at it properly…