My Journey Finding The Right Wheelchair

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Access Your Life Finding the right wheelchair can often take a lot of time and a lot of hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair. Not every wheelchair user parks their bum in a wheelchair and it’s perfect for them. Funny that, right? You’d think we all had the best…

The Curve Fashion Festival 2018: The Good, The Bad, And The Really Poor Accessibility

Over the weekend I went to my first ever fashion festival in St George’s Hall, Liverpool. I was on home turf. I travelled the four hours a few days before to stay at my parents so I could recover from the drive and spend some time with my family.I’d been looking forward to it for…

Decorating My Wheelchair with Festive Lights

Who’s feeling festive? This year more than the last few years (here’s why I find Christmas tough), I’m extremely excited; I can’t wait for Christmas. I’m more than in the mood to celebrate and be with family and friends. I want to beat my brother at all the games we play. I want to shower…

A Positive Message For New Wheelchair Users

A few weeks ago I shared a post called 6 Acts of Kindness I’m Grateful For As A Disabled Person; in that I talked about a few lovely things that strangers had done for me that had really helped me out and made my day easier, brighter, better. At the end of that post, Caroline from…

I’m Not ‘A Wheelchair’

Living with a disability means a whole concoction of things; yes, you actually have a disability (or a long list of them), and you find ways of adapting etc. But you also have to handle other people’s views and comments (sometimes nasty and negative) on your condition. I could no doubt write a stupidly long…

BBC Three – Things Not To Say To People Who Use Wheelchairs

If you don’t follow me on any of my social media platforms you might not have seen me raving on about how I was in a BBC Three short film. If you’ve not watched it, I urge you to go and do that now, I’ll link it here but I’ve also embedded it down below. Back…

I Booked Assistance, Assist Me: Travelling via Train as a Wheelchair User

During this last week there has been a lot of press about travelling via public transport (mainly trains) as a disabled person, and how difficult, stressful, and downright disgusting the service is. Check out Sam Renke’s interview with The Guardian here; Sam was barricaded into the wheelchair space by luggage and unable to move to…

Wheelchair Update: £5k in 26 Days

WE DID ITTHANK YOU SO MUCH! A month ago I wrote a post about how I need a more specialised wheelchair; I had to raise £5000 and hoped to have it before Christmas. I wasn’t pinning my hopes on raising it really quickly and never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d raise it…

I Need a More Specialised Powerchair – Can You Help?

Get Sarah a Powerchair This is a hard post for me to write because I never thought I’d be in a position where I needed a wheelchair, let alone a wheelchair that is so expensive with functions I never knew existed. I have this constant stabbing in my chest because I’m so worried that I’ll…

It’s Not a Miracle, Some Wheelchair Users Can Walk

There’s something about awkwardness and disability that seem to be intrinsically linked. Nobody likes awkward situations but when you have a disability it’s nigh on impossible to avoid. The majority of the times I leave my house I’ll be faced with an uncomfortable situation. I’m a powerchair user but I also rock a set of…