Get Involved, We Need You

Who am I writing for?  While connecting with others who live with multiple sclerosis has brought me a great sense of comforting camaraderie, and I have found a “purpose” in writing relatable pieces for the chronically ill and disabled community, one of my biggest driving motivations is to reach out beyond the collective “us” and…… Continue reading Get Involved, We Need You

Am I Welcome Here?

As lockdown began to lift we saw measures being implemented to ensure physical distancing rules could be adhered to with more ease – such measures have all too frequently involved the commandeering of disabled parking spaces and accessible entrances.  One way systems have rendered access either impossible or incredibly difficult for those of us with…… Continue reading Am I Welcome Here?

My Body Is My Own

I’m sure we’ve all been in medical settings feeling vulnerable and exposed, poked and prodded; feeling more like an anatomical curio at the mercy of a doctor and her medical student than a living, breathing, rounded person with likes and dislikes of our own.  I can remember that feeling, but I don’t really experience it…… Continue reading My Body Is My Own

The Difference Between a Pair Of Glasses and a Walking Stick

There’s a guy at my work who wears glasses. He must only be in his in early twenties – such a shame. I can’t even imagine how awful it must be to need glasses at such a young age. He certainly puts my hardships into perspective. I don’t know what’s wrong with him, exactly. I’ve…… Continue reading The Difference Between a Pair Of Glasses and a Walking Stick