Category Archives: Disability

Lifting the Veil

I’ve realised in recent years that I have spent a lot of energy making out that my life as a paraplegic is so much easier than it actually is, a mind set I developed very soon after my accident, a coping mechanism for myself but also a very effective way of swerving people’s sympathy. I minimised everything, but in minimising my injury I minimised me. 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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The Paralympics and Me

Here’s a link to a new blog post on The Independent website, it’s about my feelings towards the Paralympics and how much my attitude has changed in the past six months. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/28/at-first-i-didn’t-want-to-be-defined-by-my-paralysis-and-now-im-proud/  

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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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