Category Archives: Body Image

Disability & Advertising: The Independent

In case you missed it (though I have to confess I did excessively self promote on Twitter & Facebook) I wrote my first blog for The Independent last week. It was written in response to the publicity surrounding designer Dolores … Continue reading

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BBC3: Cherry Healey: How to Get A Life

I generally try to avoid blogging when I’m feeling particularly charged about an issue, I know that it’s best to allow time for the fog to clear and think about things before putting fingers to keyboard. However tonight I want … Continue reading

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Independence Today

Here’s a quick link to an interview I gave to a US online magazine, Independence Today: http://www.itodaynews.com/february2012/Shannon_Murray.htm  

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The Conversation

Last week I was beyond excited to get one of my pieces published on a new US website, The Conversation. It’s a piece I wrote about my relationship with my legs, how my body image has evolved since my accident … Continue reading

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No Triumph, No Tragedy: BBC Radio 4

Hello Just a quick post to let you know that you can catch me chatting to Peter White in “No Triumph, No Tragedy” on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 29 August at 9am. As it’s a Bank Holiday in the … Continue reading

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Legs

21 years ago today my legs stopped moving. No warning, no gradual decline or deterioration, just bang, one second they worked and the next they didn’t. (Details here: https://shannonmurray.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/every-eight-hours/ ) This blog post is perhaps a little more personal and much more … Continue reading

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Every Eight Hours

Today is Spinal Injuries Awareness Day, so no surprise that my own spinal injury is on my mind this morning…. Apparently every eight hours someone suffers a spinal cord injury; in the summer of 1990 I was one of them. … Continue reading

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