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On January 6th 2011, at the ripe old age of 14, I contracted viral meningitis. Through a series of unfortunate events even Lemony Snicket would have trouble envisioning, I developed quite severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I went from being a dancer, drummer, and generally active teenager to a depressed, wheelchair-using young adult, struggling to become accustomed to my new way of life. Once I’d become used to the disability, I then had to come to terms with my sexuality, which although not as big an adjustment as the disability, still caused me much concern at the time.


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A little over 18 months ago, I decided to document these struggles and similar anecdotes in a blog, Diary of a Disabled Person. As miserable as that sounds I prefer to emphasise the hilarious consequences of using a wheelchair, and the few positive aspects that come with being disabled (high heels are all glamour without the clamour). I aim predominantly to educated those without experience of disability about what my world is like, but I like to entertain people too. Since it’s initiation my blog has been read across the globe and I will soon be accepting my 5th award for my efforts. My social media has gained thousands of followers, and continues to grow by the day.

As a long time reader of Bored Panda and as someone who has seen more and more posts relating to disability on here, I decided to introduce myself properly. Please visit my website and follow me on social media to explore my story, and see what my next (rolling) steps are.

More info: diaryofadisabledperson.blog | Facebook

Visiting the German Christmas Market in Leeds, and managing to not look like a zombie for the camera.

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I Am A Disabled Bisexual Woman: Normal Was Never An Option

On January 6th 2011, at the ripe old age of 14, I contracted viral meningitis. Through a series of unfortunate events even Lemony Snicket would have trouble envisioning, I developed quite severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I went from being a dancer, drummer, and generally active teenager to a depressed, wheelchair-using young adult, struggling to become accustomed to my new way of life. Once I’d become used to the disability, I then had to come to terms with my sexuality, which although not as big an adjustment as the disability, still caused me much concern at the time.


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A little over 18 months ago, I decided to document these struggles and similar anecdotes in a blog, Diary of a Disabled Person. As miserable as that sounds I prefer to emphasise the hilarious consequences of using a wheelchair, and the few positive aspects that come with being disabled (high heels are all glamour without the clamour). I aim predominantly to educated those without experience of disability about what my world is like, but I like to entertain people too. Since it’s initiation my blog has been read across the globe and I will soon be accepting my 5th award for my efforts. My social media has gained thousands of followers, and continues to grow by the day.

As a long time reader of Bored Panda and as someone who has seen more and more posts relating to disability on here, I decided to introduce myself properly. Please visit my website and follow me on social media to explore my story, and see what my next (rolling) steps are.

More info: diaryofadisabledperson.blog | Facebook

Visiting the German Christmas Market in Leeds, and managing to not look like a zombie for the camera.