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.

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: Cerebral Palsy & Me

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: Shifting Weight with disability

Carrying weight has always been a problem for me. I have to consider it all the time when I’m shopping. Even moving a bunch of things to the next room can be an issue. I have to be strategic. Creative. Shopping Most people don’t think about popping to the […]

Bearing Disability: One Hand vs Jar vs Jar Openers

Everyone has had that one jar or bottle that cannot be opened by hand, whether you are disabled or not. You know the situation. You fancied that Bolognese sauce that you have stuffed in a jar, or that nice Balti Curry, in a jar, at the back of […]

Get Ahead at Uni — Disabled Students Programme

Get Ahead is a university programme to help disabled students settle in and learn about their campus. When I originally wrote this Get Ahead post, I was in my third year at the University of Derby. Many people had just settled into their first week here. For me, […]

Parking Barriers

Bearing Disability: Parking Barriers Barring Disabled

Today I want to talk about two issues: Disabled Bays and Parking Barriers. Both are issues I deal with on a regular basis. One of them has a fix with the right investment; the other requires stricter laws. I have a type of congenital cerebral palsy known as […]

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Update for Little Sea Bear—the improvement plan

This post is about a planned site update and improvements that are hopefully coming in the future, including more on my disability content to build awareness give news and influence the attitudes towards disabled people. Who knows, maybe the stereotypes can slowly be changed. I am hoping the […]

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