Category: Bearing Disability

Bearing Disability is where you will find blog posts on how my disability affects me personally and some useful tips that will hopefully help you. These include adapted driving, cooking, disability benefits and more.

Christmas Wrapping – One-handed

I heard on the radio this morning that some people haven’t put their tree up or wrapped their presents yet. So I’m going to write a post about my technique of wrapping Christmas and birthday presents with only one hand. I have to be honest, I love wrapping […]

Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

Trains. Has there ever been an inch of snow that prevents you from getting wherever you need to go? For some people like Sophie, it seems to snow too often. Sophie is the author of today’s reblog. I’m being kept on my toes by the University of Derby, […]

Disability Education – My Educational Journey

A great post from my friend Sophie on the view of disability and education in schools. Well worth a read and well written. Sometimes the professionals are wrong. In fact… that seems to be the case a lot of the time. I was put in foundation classes at school, […]

The Arch-Enemy returns.

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I did some coursework, packed my stuff and went to the Christmas Party. My dad and I then travelled to my home in Birmingham. I wake up this morning, confronted by my arch-enemy: Snow. I’m grateful that my dad suggested that I […]

Serving Food

I’m sitting here, deciding what to eat as I write this; probably not the best thing to do when you’re hungry. But it got me thinking about my kitchen stuff again and how I serve food when it is done. So this is a blog about the serving […]

Bearing Disability: Finding the Perfect Trusty Ol’ Kettle

Today I want to talk about kettles and finding the perfect kettle for you. With me being British, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love a good cup of tea. That’ll be an English Breakfast with two spoonfuls of sugar and a dash of milk please. However, […]

University of Manchester —An Open Day

I am in my final year at the University of Derby and so have been looking at MA’s in Screenwriting. My lecturer recommended University of Manchester, saying that it had a good reputation for a new degree. I looked at other universities besides Derby and Manchester but didn’t […]

Bearing Disability: Me & Cerebral Palsy

I have a congenital disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Congenital means I have had this disability from birth. My branch of Cerebral Palsy is Right-Hemiplegia, which translates to mean: right-side half-paralysed. I also get the occasional spasm which makes it Right-Hemiplegia Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Childhood As a child, […]

Bearing Disability: Birmingham PHAB Camps

What is Birmingham PHAB Camps? Birmingham PHAB Camps is a charity that means a lot to me and I’ll never forget it. When I was sixteen, I was going through a difficult time and my school suggested that I took a week holiday over the summer with this […]

Duvet, Pegs and One Hand

I’ve not hidden that I have cerebral palsy. As you can probably imagine, it does bring challenges to my life. They are usually around tasks that are typically done with two hands. So I have to be very creative to be independence. Most of my creativity takes place […]

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