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
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!
I’m back! I know I’ve been absent from my blog for a while because of practise exams so I wanted to return with an In My Feelings post about a positive emotion (happiness) because I realised that I had only done negative ones so far. I haven’t spent a lot of time around other disabled… Continue reading Being Around Other Disabled Teens
I have many different experiences, both positive and negative, of going to an able-bodied school as a disabled teenager. But I have to say that overall: it sucks. Being disabled is tough but it’s who I am and I can handle it, but the battle of being disabled in the society that I live in… Continue reading Going to an Able-Bodied School
Eating can sometimes be a struggle because of my curled fingers, many of which are immobile. I can sometimes manage to manoeuvre a fork or spoon to my mouth using both hands, but it can be very tiring to keep up for a long while, and these days I usually just bend down towards the… Continue reading Why I Don’t Eat in Public