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

April 12, 2014

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

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

Disney and Disabled

Recently artist AleXsandro Palombo created images of the usual disney princesses (including Snow White, Cinderella and Pocahontas) with disabilities. (image description: This is a picture of nine of the Disney … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Be a Hero

Tonight is Children in Need. It’s a yearly event that has run for over 30 years here in the UK with the aim of raising money for organisations which help … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Self Care

(The majority of this post was on my own blog a few weeks ago) Image is from Facebook. It’s a photo of what I think is a group of porpoises. … Continue reading

September 11, 2013

“I’m going to…” Or awareness on Facebook

I’m going to Australia for 25 months. Ok, so I’m sadly not going to Australia. But apparently if I want to help raise awareness of breast cancer I should post … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Inspiring Disabled People

Over the past few days there’s been a lot of talk online about inspiring women. Looking at the discussions has been very interesting. At the same time I wondered “where … Continue reading

August 6, 2013

Own it. Love it. Do it.

I enjoy writing poetry. I haven’t written it with any regularity for over a year but it’s something I enjoy and keep thinking I should get back into. I think … Continue reading

July 11, 2013

Food Glorious Food (or not…)

I’ve volunteered for my local Citizens Advice Bureau since I left uni in 2004. I’m there for a couple of hours twice a week. I see clients one day and … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment


I’m bored. I’m bored of being seen only as the one in the wheelchair. I’m bored of my disability being all people remember about me I’m bored of being defined … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

A New Sense of Community

One of the things I really like about the internet is the opportunities it gives me.  But more specifically I liked the opportunities it gives me for support, community and … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment
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