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

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

On the genderisation of toys

I know that various writers have posted on Bea about the ‘genderisation’ of toys, but the reason I want to bring this up again is because 1) I was talking … Continue reading

January 24, 2014

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

Happy International Day of Peace!

The International Day of Peace was created as a way to end conflict for a day (and build on that) each year. Click here for more about its history and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Wendy and Nora

I got up this morning and started reading about Texas Senator Wendy Davis. How she spoke for 11 hours to filibuster an anti-abortion bill. (The bill would ban abortions in … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s not easy, being hated

I’m sorry to be slightly emotional about this, but I’ve had a very busy and stressful couple of weeks, and frankly, I’m really struggling to deal with rampant and violent … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Walk for women

Hello Bea, I’d like to share an idea with you. One hundred years ago thousands of women walked from all across Britain, starting from as far away as Lands End … Continue reading

May 15, 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

Marriage For All – Free For All

Yesterday, my 3 year old daughter slipped me the tongue: she French-kissed me. It was, of course, completely innocent.  We were sitting on the couch, she on my lap with … Continue reading

May 4, 2013
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