Today I’m sharing a long overdue chat with Imali of the Pumpkins and Planners blog who is a disability representative in her college’s student unions. Imali is both a course rep within the student council and a disability advocate at her college (More on what these mean in a moment). We’ve been long distance friends … More Imali: Disability, College & Student Voice
Welcome to my perfect excuse to share a set of wonderful photos of me in a 1950s dress, taken by my (long suffering) mother in a hotel while we were on holiday (but… Not actually staying in a four star hotel. Shsss). The dress is my only extravagant vintage purchase as a truly stunning early … More My Vintage Collection: 1950s
Not your average handbag tour: This post is focused on the amount of practical things I fit in such a compact bag and how switching to a small bag has helped take a lot of stress out of my occasional trips out! … More What’s in my Charlotte Elizabeth handbag?
A deceptively simple question. As much as I can like posts stating ‘YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR DISABILITY!‘ in some artistic typeface or other on Instagram and say that you can’t feel like a disabled person (devoted a whole blog post to that one), the fact remains that my life would be very different … More Who Would I Be if I Wasn’t Sick?
A pipe leaked. The house stealthily flooded. We had to leave. My mum was left to find us a place to live as the insurance company seemed incapable or unwilling to come up with anything suitable. Standard rented accommodation was out: we needed a 3 month let and they all demanded 6. Despite the Airbnb … More on Moving to Paradise (and Taking Hell With Me)
This relationship between myself and my delightful clothes is one of both love and hate: I love them, they hate my body (not to mention having no appreciation for the discomforts that are just a small part of chronic illness). Getting dressed is an often thoughtless part of an automatic morning routine. Often. Not always. … More My Relationship With Getting Dressed
December is, for many, a time of preparations and celebrations. Whatever you’re celebrating: Christmas, Hanukkah, new year or a birthday (“No combined presents, PLEASE.”) Most people probably have mixed feelings about this time of year. All the family stresses, over the top commercial hype, finding “perfect” gifts and a search for “perfection” in general are … More Sickness & Celebrations
I’m not sure what to title this. Essentially this post is an excuse for me to share some photos from my afternoon out because it was fun and I felt pretty. I want to slot some meaning inbetween the photos though so I’m going with this: You don’t have to want to be pretty “in … More Self Confidence and a Life on Wheels
Originally posted on Visible Illness:
No one should have to spend so long inside that they forget how tall trees look with all their dimensions, how the branches seem to move in relation to each other rather than being no more than a still 2D image on a phone screen. Nobody should be left to…
Autumn seems to be dissapearing at an alarming rate (without my permisson) so I have put together a list of what I’ve achieved over the past few weeks just to make sure they actually, you know, happened! 1) Producing decent and regular blog content seems a good place to start! I’m actually proud of my … More 8 Autumn Achievements