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… Continue reading Introduction
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… Continue reading Hiatus
Exactly one year from now an emotional yet outspoken teenage girl decided to start a blog called The Wheelchair Teen. I’ve come a long way since then, and so has my blog, so thank you for asking me questions to help me celebrate the occasion by getting to know me better. I picked ten of… Continue reading One-Year Blogiversary Q&A!
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
Discussing deaf culture appropriation on YouTube and if able-bodied people should be allowed to make sign language videos.
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
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
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
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
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
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