I was through talking about shielding. After putting a lot of time, emotion and bearing my soul writing about my experience in my series and the subsequent media work to raise awareness, I was hoping to put a lid on that whole chapter. Then something happened this week that ultimately […]
Today, Versus Arthritis released the results of their shielding study and I provided a couple of quotes. As you know, this is a subject I am very passionate about so it was an honour to be involved. If you would like to read more about my views on the end […]
As shielding comes to an end, it’s important to capture the experiences of those who lived it. To make sure those that sacrificed the most are not forgotten.
I am currently having my first experience of painkiller withdrawal and it’s horrendous. It is also an unnecessary consequence of shielding.
An article I wrote sharing my thoughts on shielding coming to an end has been re-published by ASone, the young person’s branch of the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS). You can find the piece on their website here: http://asone.nass.co.uk/guest-blog-as-shielding-comes-to-an-end-in-england-do-you-feel-safe/ This is the first time that something I have written originally […]
Your mental health and adjusting to disability go hand in hand. In this article, I talk openly about my struggle and how I must stop apologising for my health.
#bekind #disability #mentalhealth #arthritis #disabilityawareness
So here it is, my first YouTube video is now online. This is a whole new world for me and you wouldn’t believe the amount of self-education I’ve had to do in these last two weeks just to get to this point. From audio to editing and graphic design. Even […]
This Saturday, Government relaxing of the rules here in the UK is going to feel like a day to celebrate for many. But as one of the approximate 2.2m people who have been classed as ‘high risk’ and more or less confined to our homes since March under the guidance […]
On Monday, the UK Government announced that from 1st August, those of us who have been shielding will be allowed to meet outside in groups and go back to work if their workplace is secure. It also means an end to statutory sick pay and the delivery of essential food […]
As you’ve probably noticed, things have become a little crazy around here. What started off as a simple personal blog in November 2019, quickly snowballed. I have spent most of May and June doing interviews, national radio campaigns, TV work and writing for other organisations etc. which is great and […]