whoever you want to be…

London with a disability.

I’ve never wanted people to feel sorry for me because of my disability. I don’t need your pity.  I’ve never wanted to be known as “the disabled girl” or as … Continue reading

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Learning to let it go

No, not the song from Frozen – much as I love it – arguing with people on the internet. I’m over it. You know, mostly. I admit it’s been a … Continue reading

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Why every race needs a supporter

Last weekend I was due to run the Rome Marathon. Unfortunately, due to a training-related back injury, I was forced to pull out at the eleventh hour. After five months … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tangled Treasure

A few weekends ago I spent a couple of happy hours sorting through my wardrobe and reorganising all my skincare and perfume storage. So far I have managed to keep … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

This, too, shall pass.

A minute ago, it was January. Then February. And suddenly, two nanoseconds later, it’s nearly the end of March. I referred to today as a Terrible Tuesday… only to be … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why Blog?

I started sharing my life online back in 2000. I was in my first time at uni and was about to turn 19. Now it’s 2014, I’m 32 and I’m … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tartiflette! Get it while it’s still cold (outside)

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Reims, France, recently, with one of my closest friends who lives in that amazing city. We ate so well … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Year Later and Still the Same Issues – Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder, part two

A little over a year ago I wrote a piece here on Bea about Reeva Steenkamp’s murder: Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder. That was about the fact that paralympic runner … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gone Offline…

I’d like to begin this month’s post with an enormous (and here I shall justifiably use capital letters) THANK YOU. Why? Because my commitment to writing it has thrown me … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Time for Tea

I love a cup of tea, and so apparently do the designers of these things I want to fling all my money at. Behold: TEAPOT CARDIGAN OF JOY AND DELIGHT. … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What do you do when nothing you try seems to work?

What do you do when everything you try somehow doesn’t work. Do you persevere and get increasingly tired and down or try something different? While changing our approaches can be … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

We can be heroes?

I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about heroes. First, I must admit that I love a good hero story. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, all of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment
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