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Shannon

Hi.

Now you might be thinking why bother read my blog? But my blog covers a range of topics. I have Cerebral Palsy, am a book nerd, a writer and a student and so this is what my blog covers. Not only that, the disability side of my blog highlights that my disability doesn't mke me who I am, it is just a part of me.

Paws and Prose: Disability in Literature — A Case Study

This isn’t a book review as such. In truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework. On the other hand, there are aspects of it that read like a book review. So I have decided to post it here as part of Berg’s Book Club with some edits. […]

Bearing Disability: P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the P.I.P process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is […]

Bearing Disability: A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Everyone loves the cinema. But do they always make you feel loved back? Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses the discrimination disabled people face when getting to venues for concerts, live performances, etc. And it seems the […]

Good News You're Cured! feature image PIP decision

Bearing Disability: Good News! You’re Cured!

I know this is not normally the day or time that I post but I need to write this. There have been two times in my life that have made me ashamed to be British… Brexit PIP Disability Benefit cuts That shame has come back today. What is […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Assessment —An Interrogation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for my PIP assessment (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I have Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that does NOT change but the symptoms […]

Little Plastic Straw, Where Art Thou?

We live in a society that is growing conscious of the harm we do to this planet and how we can reduce it. And that’s great! We only have one planet. If this one goes down the drain we and our future children cannot decide to move to […]

I’m Back

Sorry for the long wait, Third Year of uni and coursework took so much time. Which is what you all want to hear, I’m sure. It’s weird, I found the Second Year the hardest in terms of learning. There was so much theory and content to cover. There is […]

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: What Katy DidAuthor: Susan CoolidgeSeries Name: What Katy DidBook No.: Book 1Genre: Children’s LitPublished: 1872Publisher: Penguin ClassicsStar Rating: ★★ Introduction What Katy did was Written by Sudan Coolidge in 1872. It is about a little girl, Katy Carr. She is clumsy, impatient and short-tempered. One day, when she loses her temper, she purposely disobeys her Aunt Izzy […]

Blame Hitler

It’s funny what memories come back to you and when. Yesterday I was in the Bullring, dad and I were talking about how bad the traffic in Birmingham is getting – mostly to do with road works, and then I remembered May 2017. 16th May 2017 there was […]

A piece of work that has been through a writer's workshop

The Disabled Writer

I’m not well today due to a cold. I was going to write a post on one of my new pieces of equipment but cannot focus enough to write a decent post so I am going to reblog this post and give you guys a post worth waiting […]

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