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

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… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

Accessibility vs. Preservation

This is just going to be a short discussion post. Instead of talking a lot, I’d like to leave room for you to join the discussion and express your own opinion in the comments below. The issue of Accessibility vs. Preservation is one that me and my family discuss every time that we go abroad… Continue reading Accessibility vs. Preservation

My First Educational Talk to Children About Disabilities!

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was preparing to give a presentation to younger students in the school about disabilities. Well – I finally did it! And, honestly, it turned out to be one of the highlights of my year. One of the primary teachers at my school approached me with the idea… Continue reading My First Educational Talk to Children About Disabilities!