As a Northern disabled woman with anxiety, I feel seen by Doctor Who Series 12

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…

How Doctor Who pulled me through 2019

Featured image: Colourful banner featuring illustrations of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 13th, 10th and 11th Doctors and the Doctor Who logo. Image by the BBC. On Friday I was feeling reflective as we all tend to do around this time of year, and I realised that for the first time…

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…

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…