Little Sea Bear

Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

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A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

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 same thing kind of happens in cinemas – just not as bad. I mean, unlike these venues, we do have the CEA card when booking to see a film, which allows us to prebook a […]

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Mothers Day and Feet

In the UK, it is mother’s day today. On Friday, I went around my university city with my mom. We went to cafes, the arcade, a bit of window shopping and stayed out until 9pm. I introduced mom to her first mocktail and we learned to never eat at Five Guys. Five Guys is a fast food place like KFC, McDonalds and Burger King, they style their restaurants to imitate America and make […]

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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 World War II bomb in Birmingham, not just in Birmingham but near the main north road in and out of the city. […]

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Writing and the New Semester

I know I haven’t been posting about my writing recently, but that means I have been busy – Right? I feel I have been busy anyway. In this post, I will give you an update my screenwriting, final draft and the new semester. Final Draft and Screenwriting I’m still using Final Draft and it is great. I have gotten to 30 pages of my 90-page script, so I am a third […]

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Mobility – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very similar benefits, except PIP is harder to get, especially if you have a hidden disability such as Autism, Mental Health issues or […]

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DSA Assesment – my second journey

Hi guys, sorry for not posting on Friday and Sunday, I’ve been a little busy. Today’s post is about DSA. DSA is the abbreviation of Disabled Student Allowance. When I first started university, I had the DSA assessment and was given a bunch of equipment. Some helpful, some not so much, but appreciated all the same. My first year went successful (on the academic part, anyway). However, in second year I noticed […]

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Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

Originally posted on The Life of Sophie:
Ignorance and unacceptable attitudes of taxis drivers, extends into the cross-country train service and their customers. Having travelled to and from Southampton several times for university, I have realised there are a few problems with the Cross-Country train service. The first issue I noticed was with the assisted travel service at the stations.  Those who are disabled or have injuries use it when boarding the train. As instructed…

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Disability Education – My Educational Journey

Originally posted on The Life of Sophie:
As I try to explain to people again and again, the spectrum for Cerebral Palsy and for disability is so broad. Each disability is different to the next, and each disability is different in its self.?They affect children, young people and adults in different ways and to different degrees.? When I was four years old, my parents took me to an educational psychologist…

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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 came home last night and not on Saturday, which was the original plan because now I am safe indoors away from my […]

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