New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Featured Image: ‘2018 Resolutions’ in red lettering on a white background. It’s that time again! You can see how I did with my 2017 resolutions here:¬†https://rebeccafarren.com/2017-resolutions-review/ I decided to give myself a bit of an easier time this year with 3 very achievable resolutions. 1. Read 30 books- I managed…

2017 Resolutions Review

I love this time of year, not only because of the copious amounts of food and the excuse to sit and do absolutely nothing for a week, but because it’s a time to reflect on what we’ve achieved in the past year and look forward to what the next year…

I’m recruiting Personal Assistants in Edinburgh! Deadline Extended!

As you may know, I’m moving to Edinburgh next month to do a Parliamentary Internship with Inclusion Scotland, and I’ve been looking for some PAs to assist me while I’m there. The good news is I’ve found one awesome PA, but I’m still looking for one or two more to…

I’m recruiting some PAs!

I have some news! I’m going to be moving to Edinburgh for the first part of 2018 to do an Inclusion Scotland Parliamentary Internship! I’m so excited! It may not surprise you to know that I am looking for 2¬†part-time PAs to assist me while I am there. If you…

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…

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….

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.’…

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,…

‘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…