Challenging isms: Ableism in Media and the Fashion Industry – An Accurate Representation of the Population

Despite spending most of yesterday collating 6 months worth of pictures plus editing and grouping together pictures for some hopefully totally awesome pieces for the very near future, I fancied freestyling for a while and just chatting with you guys.  I’m going to see how it goes, so if you’re reading this, the following content has been deemed, by me, fit for publication.   I spend a lot of time getting fired up about things.  This used to be a pretty self destructive trait of mine as I would waste time being angry about things that I could do nothing […]

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A visit to Avon Tyrell in the New Forest: what’s the story? + The Best Wheelchair in the World

Recently I have been thinking alot about my restrictions, and the fact that I can’t run and play with my kids in the park, the woods or at the beach – things which we really used to enjoy.  After a brief spell of feeling sorry for myself, I got pro-active and asked around about some of the more accessible country areas round the south.  I have a few starter ideas, and some great websites.  I also have my first forest ‘walk’ in a long time planned out so am thrilled!  With all this to come – I couldn’t not share […]

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Sharing the love: live and let live – an end to discrimination and hatred – one person at a time #motivationalmonday

Happy Monday lovelies!  For our last Monday in February – our month to show and share our love, I really want to go a little further afield.  Outside the home, outside our country and across the globe.  Don’t stop reading just yet – I’m not proposing a movement or a mass love in, just a little tolerance. Here’s the good news: peoples attitudes to diversity are slowly changing.  Whether you’re championing your own cause, such as disability or special needs, or another more personal to yourself, it is a rare person that doesn’t have a ’cause’ that’s close to their […]

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Great strides for wheelchair fashion: New York fashion Week’s First Wheelchair Model – disability matters

With both New York and London Fashion weeks gaining fantastic media coverage as well as a huge public following over the last few weeks, I have hardly looked up from the pages of Grazia and away from the gorgeous (and sometimes a little strange) clothing that has been showcased from designers worldwide.  I could talk about the garments themselves  for a year and a day, but what has really excited me more than everything else combined is the appearance of the first disabled woman to ever ‘walk’ the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in a wheelchair. The stunning Dr […]

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Why I love J20 at Christmas: glitter berry is here again!

Hail the glitter berry goodness – Christmas is officially here There are certain universal markers of Christmas, including the decs and gifts that arrive promptly in our shops when the clock strikes 12 on October 31st, and the twinkly light and decorations inside and outside our homes that light up the winter nights.Other things are more personal, and can range from the first bite of a mince pie, to opening the first window of the advent calender.  It is only when these things have happened that we can say it’s truly the Christmas season. One thing I enjoy about the […]

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