Understanding is the best way to relate to other people’s issues. In my experience living with a disability, the most awkward encounters were with people who did not understand my disability. So I wanted to see how much of a difference “understanding” could make. I recently began talking to a few people online who hadContinue reading “How can we relate to other people’s disabilities?”
It’s funny how we can find some truly brilliant people in some unlikely/unexpected circumstances. It has been 4 months since my last post and an interesting 4 months it’s been. Basically I had a bit of a health scare but fortunately I received the right care and medical attention before anything got too out ofContinue reading “In Him I See Myself”
As explained earlier, my health hadn’t been on top form for some weeks now. I was in hospital twice for two very different and coincidental reasons. Fortunately I did get to go home for a week between admissions. It was the week beginning the 22nd of February, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.Continue reading “St Benet Biscops: An intellectual conversation with students half my age.”
It’s not very well known that I love talking about how I ended up in a wheelchair… a lot… no seriously, a whole lot. Of course it can make for some awkward conversation with me laughing at being in a near fatal accident, or trying to tell someone with a straight face, “I got offContinue reading “MY BLOG: WHY I NEED YOU TO KNOW MY STORY”
So it has now been 6 weeks since my last post. I would like to stress that I did not go missing, haven’t eloped with an exotic super model (that’s so last year), or won the lottery and moved to the Caribbean. I’ve actually just been… well… living “life in a chair”. Let me explain.Continue reading “Life In A Chair isn’t so easy. Let Me Explain”
Today is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day. This is one of my biggest milestones.
I recently stumbled across this short piece containing some of my early thoughts soon after becoming disabled. I thought I’d share it as my emotions and thoughts were still quite raw at the time.
Avoiding awkward situations with the disabled.
“The film also brought to light a number of issues I had previously thought I was at peace with. Boy was I wrong. Most significant of these included the realisation that under slightly different circumstances my live would’ve been extremely short”