The Trouble with Adulting: An Independent Living Perspective

Right now, everyone seems to love a bit of 'adulting,' celebrating being able to do tasks on your own or reaching milestones that are defined as grown up or which make you seem more like a functioning adult. These could be anything from getting out of bed at a reasonable time, to doing your laundry …

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Turtles All The Way Down by John Green- I don’t get it!

CW: Anxiety and OCD I'm so sad that I didn't enjoy this one! The Fault in our Stars is still my favourite book of all time and John Green's work as an author and a Vlogbrother has helped me and continues to help me so much on a weekly basis. I know how worried he …

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The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher- Magical for so many reasons!

I've been reading like there's no tomorrow recently, so I thought I'd try my hand at book blogging! To get started and to celebrate the release of Tom Fletcher's new novel 'The Creakers' this week, (review to follow shortly) I thought I'd repost my review of Tom's debut 'The Christmasaurus.' Enjoy! This review was originally …

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Challenging the timey-wimey patriarchy: The Doctor SHOULD be a woman!

On Sunday, when it was announced that Jodie Whittaker was the 13th Doctor I was surprised by my own reaction. I would usually squeal and giggle at this type of news, but when Jodie was revealed from underneath that hood, I started crying and shaking with disbelief and joy. I'd hoped they would be brave …

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Accessible Activism: Beyond Twitter

Last weekend saw millions of women across the globe march for their rights, in protest at Donald Trump becoming US President. The incredible numbers at each march were phenomenal to see, and they gave me immense hope for the fight ahead. In recognition that marches are not accessible to everyone, #DisabilityMarch was set up on …

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‘Please do not leave luggage here’ and other ‘accessible’ public transport fails

In the New Year it was reported that Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike had no option but to wet herself on a Cross Country train when the disabled toilet was out of order. In the ongoing dispute over driver-only trains, Southern Rail have admitted this week that disabled passengers are not guaranteed to receive assistance at …

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