In April, I took part in Breast Cancer Now’s ‘The Show’ – it was a first for me on a fashion runway & a first for ‘The Show’ because they’ve never had a wheelchair-using model before. However, there’s so much to write about that I’m splitting my story over the May & June blogs. InContinue reading “The Show – Part 1”
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Holy Fook / Foot!
This month’s blog was going to be about having a PET scan as a wheelchair user, but as always with me, the experience turned into a whole lot of something else… Photo taken one day after the PET scan when I was bed-bound. Alt Text: A black & white selfie pose of a white, middle-agedContinue reading “Holy Fook / Foot!”
3 Years On.
Today, 10th March 2023, marks 3 years since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. So how the devil am I? #TriggerWarning – this blog ain’t for the faint-hearted because it talks frankly about living with the long-term side effects of cancer treatment on my body. Photo credit: Anjan Saha. Alt Text: A middle-aged white woman withContinue reading “3 Years On.”
Ditch the non disabled Gym Bunnies & do Yoga!
Alt text: A diverse group of people, including wheelchair users & people with other impairments, in a bright, light studio practising yoga. For this month’s blog, I’ve invited my good friend Miranda McCarthy, Founder of Adaptive Yoga Live – https://adaptiveyogalive.com/ I’ve been practising Adaptive Yoga now for about 5-6 years & I absolutely love it!Continue reading “Ditch the non disabled Gym Bunnies & do Yoga!”
Do a workout? But I’m disabled!
Alt text: a rolled up, pink yoga matt, a pink foam yoga block & a pink yoga strap pokes out of an open blue sports holdall, laying on a grey carpeted floor. Happy New Year! So, let’s talk exercise – because we’re all supposed to be in the gym in January, right?! This month featuresContinue reading “Do a workout? But I’m disabled!”
The (Alternative) Model
On the first proper wintry weekend in mid-November, I found myself in an east London studio, being photographed with a lovely bunch of kind & funny people. We’re all volunteering to be models in a unique Fashion Show which will take place in Spring 2023. Alt Text: A selfie pose of a White woman withContinue reading “The (Alternative) Model”
Self-doubt – I’m over it!
One of the most debilitating aspects of cancer is the impact on your confidence & self-worth. I can’t tell you how much I want this particular aspect to be over! Alt Text: A selfie of a white woman with long, curly dyed pink here, wearing a blue sweatshirt with a rainbow & the words ‘I’mContinue reading “Self-doubt – I’m over it!“
The IG Stories Takeover
I was invited by Breast Cancer Now to take over their Instagram Stories for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth2022 Alt Text: A screen shot of an Instagram page. A white lady with long brown/blond hair, wearing round pink/brown glasses, a black top, large silver hoop earrings and a silver chain, leans against pink wallpaper with skulls & butterflies onContinue reading “The IG Stories Takeover“
The Queen & I – A “Blogette”
It’s deeply unfashionable for a post-punker to be writing about the Queen. But I’m not in fashion. Alt text: A black woollen winter coat is laid out on a spotted duvet cover. Pinned on one lapel is a round badge with a painting of a woman on it. Pinned on the other lapel is aContinue reading “The Queen & I – A “Blogette”“
The Story of Summer 2022
This year I returned to experiencing outdoor festivals (thank god!) Alt text: A black & white ‘selfie’ of a lady with long hair, wearing a baseball cap backwards, a face mask & a spotty halter neck top on a viewing platform. Her eyes are wide. Behind her a crowd of people are watching a largeContinue reading “The Story of Summer 2022“