The argument often goes that if mental illness was treated like physical illness people would get better treatment. I disagree
Introducing care agencies – how they operate and some of the advantages and disadvantages I’ve found with them.
The medical model of disability tells me I’m fundamentally broken and in need of fixing – but is this true?
#NotDying is my first poetry show, and you have an exclusive chance to see it on the 6th June – don’t miss this
It is a sadly common fact for disabled people (and in the context of this blog, specifically wheelchair users) to be blocked from attending events because of a lack of access, but whenever I discuss this with non-disabled people, they’re shocked that this happens at all. A lot of people fall prey to the JustContinue reading “Complaining About Access: How non-disabled people can help”
A friend recently asked me how I manage to not use social media excessively and balance energy requirements to achieve things I want to. In writing up my answer, I thought it might be useful for people other than them, so it became a blog. I deal with quite significant energy limitations. While they’re betterContinue reading “Pacing and priorities: managing energy impairment”
When my impairment interfered with me brushing my teeth successfully I went in search of independent personal hygiene solutions that worked for me
An introduction to a series in which I will explore some of the main debates in disability politics.
……….How do you maximise your independence in bed, when you need help to turn, be positioned, and reach for things? A conversation with a friend with similar impairments In Carrie Aimes’s excellent blog on living with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy she wrote about her experiences, and mentioned “I bought a satin bed sheet and wearContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Bed Edition (pregnancy pillow, slide sheets, grabber, cable ties)”
…………How do other wheelchair users with limited upper body strength manage to walk your dogs independently? A discussion between a group of disabled people with pets My greyhound is the centre of my life. Getting him was a spontaneous decision that in many ways I probably shouldn’t have made, but I’m still deeply fond ofContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Dog Edition (Julius K9 harness with panniers, jogging lead, dog poo grabber)”