I’m Sarah, I’m 28, I’m originally from Liverpool but live in Lancashire and I’m disabled.
I used to write a blog, not religiously, just as and when I remembered, but since I’ve been reading a lot I decided to get back into it. I guess you could say I’m a ‘not so new newbie’.
I have a BA (Hons) and an MA in English, which I’m really proud of as I struggled a lot with my health during the four years I was at uni. I love to bore people with my love of Victorian Literature, especially the Medical Humanities and the Victorian Freak Show.
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III, a hereditary condition that affects the collagen in my body, and since everything is made up of collagen (skin, bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons) I’m pretty much a walking disaster; that’s when I can walk. I’m very flexible but my joints are unstable and dislocate; I’m in chronic pain, always tired, bruise easily, have problems with temperature regulation, with my heart (PoTs), bowel and bladder, and suffer with anxiety and depression. Barrel of laughs, aren’t I? To top it all off, I have Fibromyalgia and Kyphosis. I volunteer with the HMSA, I run a local support group in Liverpool for people with any type of hypermobility syndrome, once a month, I’m also part of the social media team. Don’t worry, my blog isn’t going to be me writing about how sore and sad I am; of course there will be the odd post about how my disability affects me as it’s a major part of my life but I also have a lot of other things I want to write about. I guess it’ll be a ‘lifestyle’ blog, that’s a thing isn’t it?
I love beauty, I’m a make up addict so I will most definitely be sharing reviews of products and hauls. As well as skincare, hair products and book reviews. I just want to write, so here I am.