Author Archives: Shannon Murray

About Shannon Murray

I am an actress, broadcaster, writer and lawyer; not really that unusual but I am also paraplegic as a result of an accident as a teenager.

Finding the Right Words

I had always intended to kick start my blog in January 2017, I had a plan for a redesign and a few articles lined up to publish, however instead of a piece enthusing or raging about something or other I’m … Continue reading

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LA Podcast Action

Despite being more disabled than usual (a paraplegic with a broken leg sounds like the start of a bad joke) I’ve managed to get my arse in gear and contribute to two brilliant  podcasts in the past few weeks. I … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Silver Anniversary

Today, August 5 2015 is 25 years since my accident which left me paralysed. Paralysed but very much alive and pushing forward. My silver anniversary if you will. (All silver gifts welcome) I usually try to do something decadent or … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith

When I told friends my plan to move away to California for a while a few of them said I should keep a video diary and upload weekly updates to let them know how I was getting on. The idea … Continue reading

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Back to Blog

Woah, my last blog post was in November 2012, I knew it had been a while but I didn’t realise it had been quite that long. Two years and five months… quite a lot has been going on which is … Continue reading

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Rust and Bone

I went to a screening earlier this week of one of the most beautiful and brutal films I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch; ‘Rust & Bone’ is a compelling and complicated love story exploring issues of friendship, romance, sexuality, … Continue reading

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Newsnight

Last Wednesday (29.08.12) I was a guest on Newsnight on BBC2 along with Francesca Martinez, Ann Wild and Mark Littlewood discussing the Paralympics and their potential to change the perception of disabiity in society, and also the impact of welfare reforms … Continue reading

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