• Introduction

    November 30, 2019 by

    Curious to know what life is like as a teenager in a wheelchair? When I go outside, most of the people in wheelchairs that I see are either elderly or adults, and there don’t seem to be many blogs out there on the internet about how experiencing normal teen issues like puberty and school can… Read more

  • Hiatus

    December 15, 2020 by

    I have made the difficult decision to take a break from blogging during Christmas and to take the holiday off. The truth is, these past two weeks have been really difficult for me. I have already sort of taken an unofficial five-day break from blogging for my own mental health and therefore haven’t been as… Read more

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11 thoughts on “Home

  1. I just loved you post on lifesfinewhine! I was trying to follow you here but it won’t let me put in an email. I clicked the box below here, maybe that will do it. Anyway, I’ll try again tomorrow to follow you. I think you have a great writing style with great subject matter. Keep up the good work!!

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  2. I read your guest post just a few minutes ago. You’re doing an amazing job of speaking out loud! Don’t ever stop, the world needs to hear your story too. What I loved the most is your idea of creating cartoon characters you can relate to, now that is genius!

    All the best on your blogging journey.

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    1. Thank you! I have had a lot of fun creating my disabled superhero team and hope that something can become of the comic in the future. I really appreciate your encouragements, I’m not the bravest person in real life, so I especially love when someone tells me that they like my work because it gives me the strength I need to carry on speaking out.

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  3. I find people feel they can approach me more if I m wearing something unusual or if my hair is different, because they see that as the talking point. But it gets complex. If you do express yourself positively it can be double-edged. Some wheelchair-users feel that when they dress well , or in a way that challenges stereotypes, it can make people think they re not disabled.

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    1. Yeah, I like wearing colourful hair a lot. Not so that people can approach me more, but because I actually like multi-coloured hair. People feeling more comfortable when they approach me is a nice side-effect though. I think the best course of action is to go with what makes you comfortable – if I didn’t feel comfortable wearing unusual clothes, I wouldn’t do it for other people’s benefit. Thank you for commenting!


  4. Hello from southern California! I found your blog as I was researching resources for an assignment for a course I’m taking at university: Girlhood and Adolescence. The personal nature of your topics, your reflections on your past and current self, and your willingness to share what you’ve learned and what you want able-bodied folks to know were exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for continuing to share your whole self with the world. I hope you and your family are faring well during this continued and exhausting health crisis. Keep blogging on!

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    1. Thank you so much for your message. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond, I took a hiatus from my blog and all related social media for a few months while I was struggling with depression but I’m doing better now and am planning on bringing it back this Sunday. I’m so happy that my blog was able to help with your assignment! In a way, The Wheelchair Teen is sort of a different persona for me, one that is much more confident and able to talk about things that I might be too shy to or might struggle to find the words for in real life. I’m glad that that new-found confidence is paying off. Thank you for wishing me and my family well, I’ve already passed on the message. xxx


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