Disabilities

What’s in a Name? Nystagmus And me!!

Over the last few years, perhaps in the last two or so years now, I've discovered new things about myself.  Been given newish diagnosis, found names to old ones.  We as people like giving labels to  different things, putting things into neat little boxes.  It helps give a description, give an explanation, or understand things. … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Nystagmus And me!!

Disabilities, Thoughts and feelings

From Rubella to Corona!! Born with damage from one pandemic as it nears it’s end, to living and experiencing the beginning of another.

Ok so the tittle of this blog seems a little bit dramatic to most of you I suppose, since the pandemic of the rubivirus, also known as rubella, or German measles (yes rubella is a form of measles), started in the 60s.  1962 to be exact, spreading throughout Europe and then throughout many parts of… Continue reading From Rubella to Corona!! Born with damage from one pandemic as it nears it’s end, to living and experiencing the beginning of another.

Disabilities, Experiences, Thoughts and feelings

In memory of a caretaker who did a kindness of gifting me as a struggling child a very gracious parting gift. A gift of independence and hope!!

Ok this is going to be a rather long winded post, not that many of you will read this or take note. This is going to be one of my lengthly rambles. I’ve been wanting to tell this story for some time now really. I feel this memory should live on, and people should know… Continue reading In memory of a caretaker who did a kindness of gifting me as a struggling child a very gracious parting gift. A gift of independence and hope!!

Disabilities, Thoughts and feelings

Diversity and Disability!!

Too often I find that disability is the one thing that gets ignored, and an underlying ignorance to the discrimination that occurs towards the disabled.  Awhile back I wrote about some people around me had no idea that discrimination towards people with a disability existed, telling me I had no rights to feel a certain… Continue reading Diversity and Disability!!

Disability in books, media and the entertainment industry!

Bringing disability to TV with promises of better portrayal of disabled people! But will they deliver?

The BBC have made promises of more inclusion of disabled people and want to make their shows more diverse, with the disabled community in mind. Planning to make their shows with disability more authentic and distinctive, in the hopes of moving away from ableism and heading in the right direction.