I’m urgently recruiting PAs in Leeds to start from 22nd September!

Featured image: ‘Personal Assistants urgently required in Leeds!’ in purple lettering on a white banner. Unfortunately I’m yet to find some PAs to support me during my Masters in Leeds so I am re-advertising the roles. I have a back up plan so I will definitely start in time but…

No-one Deadlier than a New Mum- Killing It by Asia Mackay [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: Book cover on a red and black background. [Ad-Gifted]– The publisher Bonnier Zaffre sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post. It…

I’m recruiting PAs in Leeds!

Featurd Image: ‘Personal Assistant Vacancies Leeds’ in blue lettering on a white banner. It’s that time again! As you may know I am moving to Leeds in September to study the MSc Inequalities and Social Science at the University of Leeds. I’m looking for 2 part-time PAs (women only) to…

I am not your warning: Stop using disability to deter reckless behaviour

Featured image: Me in my wheelchair taking a selfie in the mirror. One morning in 6th Form, we were told to go to the Theatre for a presentation. The teachers wouldn’t tell us what it was about, just that we had to go. It turned out that the local fire…

Finally, a Geordie YA novel! – Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: A white banner with the title in bold black lettering, highlighted orange and pink, with the author’s name in cursive at the top right. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Head of Zeus sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged…

REVIEW: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: A banner which shows Murph looking anxious in a running stance, the authors and the book cover. The tagline reads ‘Kid Normal is back and this time he’s going rogue.’ Below the cover is #KidNormal. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Bloomsbury Kids sent me a free advance copy of…

REVIEW: Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: Book cover on a deep red and black background. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Vintage sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post….

‘Plastic Free’ campaigns are failing disabled people, and it’s scary!

Featured image: A banner with packaged cauliflower, multicoloured plastic straws and peeled oranges in plastic containers. There has been a lot of buzz recently about the need to eliminate plastic waste, including passionate pleas from David Attenborough and a commitment from Theresa May that all ‘non essential’ plastic will be…

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…