Doctor Who Series 12 finally makes me feel seen

Featured Image: Headshots L-R Jodie Whittaker, Jo Martin, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, John Barrowman and Sacha Dhawan with a starry sky filter covering the bottom half. Series 12 Promo Image. Content Notes and Warnings Spoilers for Series 12 of Doctor Who Discussion of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…

“I’m her best enemy”: Viewing the development of the Doctor/Master relationship as a disabled woman

Featured Image: The 13th Doctor and Dhawan Master facing each other in the citadel. (BBC Promo Image) Watching Series 12 of Doctor Who was an incredible and intense experience for me, and it’s taken a long time to process that, and to work out exactly why I feel such a…

‘One day, it’ll come back around’: The return of my Doctor Who

Featured Image: The Doctor, Ryan, Graham, Yaz and O in formal wear from Spyfall Part 1. SPOILER WARNING- This post contains direct spoilers for Spyfall and indirect spoilers for the rest of Series 12 so far, including Fugitive of the Judoon, so maybe don’t read on if you haven’t caught…

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….

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.’…

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…