The Sunshine Blogger Award

This is my first blogger award! And I would truly like to thank EllesUnpopularOpinions for thinking of me enough to nominate me for this great award. Even though it may have taken me a while to get to it – I still extremely appreciate the nomination. You can visit Elle’s blog by clicking on her name.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity while spreading sunshine in the blogging community.

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Rules

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  4. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 new questions and notify them about the nomination.

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Questions

What food have you never eaten but would really like to try?

All of the food from the book Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah. The main character is a sixteen-year-old Australian Palestinian-Muslim and all of the food that her family cooked sounded absolutely delicious. They often mentioned eating rice curry with warm yogurt which is something that I would truly love to try.

What social stigma does society need to get over?

Pretty much everything to do with female bodies: Society definitely needs to get over the ridiculous stigma around menstruation. They also need to stop discriminating against women’s sizes and saying that women can’t have hair on their bodies like men for absolutely no reason other than: ‘because that’s the way society likes it these days’. It’s fine if women want to shave their hair because of their personal preference, but I don’t like people judging me for deciding to keep my body like how it is naturally.

What are you currently worried about?

Finding out that I’m actually not that good at writing, or that I don’t have what it takes to finish an entire book. I want to write books with good disabled representation more than anything else – I just hope that I have the talent and determination to be able to fulfil this dream.

Who was your craziest / most interesting teacher?

Probably Ms. J: She was just so laid-back and awesome. She’d freak us out with pictures of STD symptoms, show us a range of spider-webs done by spiders on different drugs, and talk about homosexual animals. I learned so many interesting biology facts that year, and the best part was that after all the learning was done, she’d play Werewolf (our favourite game) with the entire class. 

What “old person” things do you do?

Well… I can list all of the family members from The Waltons? I grew up watching classic shows like The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, Diagnosis Murder, Columbo, Matlock, Minder, and Murder She Wrote to name a few. I therefore probably know much more about old TV than I should and still enjoy watching it sometimes because it reminds me of my childhood. I also watch British Soap Operas like Emmerdale and Coronation Street with my parents on the weekend which is probably the most ‘old person’ thing that I do.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

“I can’t hit a girl!” Ugh…

What riddles do you know?

Well, I’m a Gollum fan so:

Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters.

The answer is wind.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

To wait until they’re gone. I don’t get hiccups that often, and when I do, I usually only hiccup once or twice and then they stop.

What are your most important rules when going on a date?

‘Don’t go to a restaurant.’ The weird thing is that I’ll probably still end up going to a restaurant for my first date because it would be the ultimate test for me to see if my partner would love me for me – messy face and all. I’d only go on a restaurant date if I already knew them a little bit though, NEVER for a first impressions date.  

What are you interested in that most people aren’t?

I’m a rather big fan of children’s television which means that most of the shows that I like are ones that make people laugh in my face when they hear what they are. The good news is, I can sit down and watch shows with my four-year-old second-cousin, and I’d probably be more invested in the story than she is. When I’m at home, on the rare occasions when the remote gets passed to me, my father doesn’t even have to ask before turning it over to the children’s channel for me. Don’t judge – after a full day of bleak news on the TV and angsty teenage hormones, nothing beats the endlessly hopeful and positive mood of a children’s TV show.  

Post your top 10 most used emojis (no skipping!)

According to my phone:

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My Nominees

Diary of a Disabled Person whose blog is a biographical look at disability in the 21st century

disABLEd Mummy who writes about her life as a disabled mother to two children

My Rockin Disabled Life who writes about life with a physical disability

Gourmet Spoonie Daan Katz is a wheelchair-user who shares delicious recipes

Dawnfanshawe who shares poetry and writes about caring for Alzheimer’s

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My Questions

  1. What was a defining or significant moment in your blogging experience?
  2. What’s your favourite place that you’ve ever visited?
  3. Who’s your favourite disabled or neurodiverse character?
  4. What’s one thing about society that angers you?
  5. Do you love or hate poetry (or are you somewhere in the middle)?
  6. What was the last thing that made you smile?
  7. What’s your favourite quote?
  8. Name one thing that’s always guaranteed to help you relax.
  9. What’s your number one tip to new bloggers?
  10. If you could choose a best friend to bring to life from any book that you’ve read or film or television series that you’ve watched – who would it be?
  11. What makes your blog special?

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31 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. WOW! Congratulations on this award! I loved your answers. Rice curry with warm yogurt sounds veryyy interesting. Haha I totally agree with your answer to the social stigma question, and I find it cool that you seldom get hiccups. Hahaha. :)) Always remember that hard work beats talent, and especially if you’re passionate about the things you do, your writing. I’d love to read a book from you one day, I think you’ll make a great writer about good disabled representation, go chase your passion. xo

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    1. Thanks, Elle ❤ I really enjoyed answering your questions! Aw, it means a lot that you'd want to read a book written by me – it gives me a lot of faith that one day it might actually help. All I can do is try and give it my all and let the chips fall where they may.

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  2. “Finding out that I’m actually not that good at writing, or that I don’t have what it takes to finish an entire book.”
    Judging by your posts, that’s not likely to happen 😉.

    “Diagnosis Murder, Columbo, Matlock […] and Murder She Wrote”.
    LOL, those are shows I watched when I was a teen/younger, so…let’s say that you don’t do “old person” stuff, it’s me that stopped aging 😂.

    Speaking of which, some “child stuff” is amazing and I wholeheartedly love it! Me and my husband have a soft spot for Pingu – ever seen it?

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    1. Aw, thank you!
      Yeah, I think the reason that I grew up watching those shows was because my parent’s grew up watching them too and then just kept playing them as we grew up. But the fact that they’re still on television today means that slightly younger adults like you and me can still grow up watching them too.
      Ah, Pingu! My older sister still watches that today, it’s still a really funny watch XD

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  3. Thank you for the nomination. Such a surprise!
    I’ll try to do a post soon, but it might take a while.

    Meanwhile, remember that writing a book is a major effort. Don’t worry about it if you don’t succeed the first time. Or the second, or even the tenth. You write well. But writing a book takes more than that. It takes skill, planning, determination, and the courage to continue when you feel like giving up.

    I believe in you. You can do it. Keep writing. Keep developing your talent and your skills. You’ll get there eventually.

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    1. Your welcome! It’s well deserved. That’s okay, it took me quite a while to post mine too. Thank you so much for the encouragements about writing. I went back and read it today before I started my writing session. It truly helped to give me the motivation that I needed to launch into my story.

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  4. Now I can see why you brought up that food situation in a conversation we had recently. I love how you would probably end up going on a restaurant date eventually even though it wouldn’t be your first impressions one. Oh, and as someone who has read your prose, you are a brilliant writer and you’re going to be able to write all those stories you want to. Yes for getting over menustration stigma! And yes, you are definitely a combination of a child and an old lady with those tv series choices 😛

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    1. A combination of an old lady and a child is the perfect way to describe me XD. Yes, this is why I asked you if you had tried rice curry with warm yogurt – and I’m so jealous that you have! Thanks Sis, you know that your poetry and short stories have inspired me more than anyone else has.

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