A photo of my black manual wheelchair in front of my fireplace that is filled with colourful decor. On the backrest of the chair is a small paper gold crown.

A Wheelchair Appreciation Post

Another day, another international awareness campaign. Today we are celebrating International Wheelchair Day. And I can definitely get behind that by revamping an old facebook post I wrote on this topic because my main goal in life is to get people to act less weird about wheelchairs. I don’t love being sick and having my […] Read more…

A blog banner with a picture of me sitting up in my bed wearing a black dress, a travel neck pillow, and a gold paper crown. Text reads "It's been a year."

It’s Been a Year.

Hi. I haven’t done this in a very long time. It’s been so long that I’m not even sure where to begin, because so much has happened in that window of time. And I know that can be said for everyone. This year has been a decade long.  When I think back on what has […] Read more…

The Path Where It Was Taking Me

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about loss. I have been feeling a loss that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Being chronically ill and becoming disabled has brought about some losses I never expected to feel, or to feel this hard. And there always seems to be another one around the corner. I try to live in the moment, be positive and grateful (all of those characteristics everyone wants to see in a sick person), but some days I’m hit head on with that very real feeling of “what if this never happened to me?” Dreadful, I know. Read more…

This is Hard, But I’m Okay.

You know what? This is all really hard sometimes. I joke around a lot. I look for humour in every situation I find myself in. I smile and laugh and reassure everyone that I’m fine. And in general, I am. I am very proud of how I handle what comes my way. But sometimes I […] Read more…

Different Mobility Aids for Different Mobility Days

One of my favourite instragrammers, Julian Van Horne (@thedisabledhippie) recently started a hashtag that I am loving. It’s #DifferentAidsforDifferentDays and it was created to help explain and celebrate the nuance of disability. The point of the hashtag is to normalize the idea that a lot of disabled people use a variety of different mobility aids […] Read more…

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