• Disability

    Fighting every step of the way

    I’m still pretty new to this being disabled stuff. Somethings have quickly become the norm, like finding out that somewhere that somewhere doesn’t have suitable access. Every now and then I come across something that is completely unexpected . A nasty surprise What I couldn’t have imagined was finding out that my local district council has submitted plans to remove essential, irreplaceable disabled parking from the town centre. In very measured “PR” responses to criticism of their plans, South Somerset District Council maintains that the parking in Middle Street, Yeovil is simply being relocated. However, when the proposed new parking locations are further away than people with mobility issues are…

  • A sign for a toilet door showing 2 simple figures that need to use the loo
    Disability,  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    I want to pee alone

    I want to pee alone Childless and halfway to 60, it was a strange revelation to have. A simple phrase which communicates the frustration and desperation of young motherhood. I’d seen it so often shared by my Mummy friends on Facebook, and yet it applied to me. This very same sentence perfectly epitomised one of the things I have found most difficult coming to terms with about becoming disabled. In the beginning… I left home at 18 chasing what was my biggest dream at the time; to be entirely self-sufficient. Not growing your own vegetables and living off the land. For me, it was moving from a family home where…