Fun Wheelchair Facts and Stories

Since I’ve been busier than usual this week, I decided to write a fun post where I shared fifteen, short interesting wheelchair facts and personal disability stories to put a smile on your face and show you what it’s like to be a disabled teen: . My first wheelchair was pink and had a picture… Continue reading Fun Wheelchair Facts and Stories

Having Patience and Determination with my Disability

What does it take to be a teenager with a progressive disability? The answer is bucket-loads of patience and determination. It can take me much longer to complete ordinary tasks than most other people so I often need patience to see it through and determination to help me do it. If you know me, you… Continue reading Having Patience and Determination with my Disability

Collaboration: Interviewing a Disability Carer/Sibling

Happy November first! At the end of this month, I’ll be celebrating my one-year blogiversary. To mark the occasion, I’m hoping to write a Q&A post on my blog where I answer any and all of your questions for me. So, if you have a question about me, my life, the things that I like,… Continue reading Collaboration: Interviewing a Disability Carer/Sibling

Things That Disabled People Always Hear

When you’re a disabled person like me, there are certain things that able-bodied people always say to you. I’ve only been a wheelchair-user for six years and I already feel as if I’ve heard it all thousands of times before. Because I’m black, I don’t only hear the things that disabled people frequently do, I… Continue reading Things That Disabled People Always Hear

My 10K Wheelchair Roll for Charity

When I was sixteen, I decided to undertake one of the most physically challenging feats of my life: to push myself in my wheelchair for ten kilometres to help raise money for a school in Kenya. The ten kilometres ‘Walk For Water’ is a fund-raising event that every student in my school had to participate… Continue reading My 10K Wheelchair Roll for Charity

Disabled Teen Review: Me Before You

Welcome to my first disabled representation review! Thank you guys so much for your suggestions. I decided to start with a fairly famous book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Last month, I watched the film and read the book for the first time for review. I must warn you that this review is going… Continue reading Disabled Teen Review: Me Before You

A Day in the Life of a Disabled Teenager

I don’t usually say this but: I’ve been BOSSING it lately! I’ve been feeling positive, taking care of my body, working hard, and having the best time. So, I thought that this week I’d give you a slight peek into what my (awesome) everyday life is like as a disabled teenager. . . How I… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Disabled Teenager

Asking the ‘BIG’ Disability Questions

One of my older sisters used to care for disabled children when she was younger. She once told me about a disabled child who had approached her and asked her: “Will I ever be able to get better?” My sister told me that she didn’t quite know what to say – especially since the child’s… Continue reading Asking the ‘BIG’ Disability Questions