• The gift that keeps on giving

    Meet Alexa, The Latest Edition to My Family Thanks to my mum, and my amazing friends, I was blessed with an Echo Dot for Christmas. Initially, I thought it was just a glorified speaker and, whilst I needed one with volume control, I never got…

  • Revitalise in Sandpipers

    Revitalise in Sandpipers I have been on holiday for a whole week by myself (ok technically not true but will explain soon) and I wish I could go back. Thanks to an unexpected Grant I was offered a week away for much needed respite at…

  • It’s the ME/CFS

    I just spoke to my dear friend Roy Francis and he could tell I wasn’t fine despite my attempt of trying to ‘brave face it.’ He told me to rest. 😊 People who know you and know your struggle but love you anyway are special friends indeed! ME…

  • ME/CFS Payback Sucks!

    ME/CFS Payback SUCKS! Having ME is really tough. I knew my body would react to me having the audacity of having a holiday but this Sucks!! No sympathy needed, I just needed to be honest. Some people won’t realise there is a cost for ME…

  • Dead for Lack of Care

    The other day, there was an article in Metro about Julie, a disabled woman who starved to death after her carer chose to go visit her own mother instead of doing her job. Julie, who needed help to eat, clothe and feed herself, died after…

  • Revitalise Was So Much Fun

    You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. This is why I had so much fun at Revitalise. People made friends with me and it had nothing to do with my ‘disability’. When a barrier came up there was a strong voice ready…

  • Support My Friend Mischa

    My friend has been through a really difficult time (an understatement). It’s so wrong that we should have to ask for this but she needs our help to make her new flat comfortable and accessible. If you can help in any way I would really…

  • Dragons Old and New…

    When I was little, going to sleep was this magical escape for me, as I was off to dreamland where I could slay dragons, fly on the back of the most beautiful birds and basically star in my very own story. Nowadays, it’s a battle…

  • No, I’m Not Disabled!

    I am Not Disabled! It’s society, who puts obstacles in my way, that disables me! In the news at the moment, there is the debate about the rights of a wheelchair user versus the rights of a mother with a buggy or a pushchair on…

  • I Am Not My Chair!

    I had yet another yucky experience thanks to two taxi drivers  who had very little understanding of customer service and disability rights. After feeling like I had been reduced to an object, I decided to put my emotions to good use and complain. I don’t…

  • Hi, I’m Leanna!

    My friends have nicknamed me the triple box, because I am Black, I am Female and I am Disabled. Now you can see this as a hindrance or a blessing and to be honest most days I live in the middle. I love my ethnic…