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
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
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!
‘Hanging out’ is slightly different for a disabled teenager. Whether it’s going out to places, sleeping over, or simply chilling in a park – I know that my experience will always be somewhat different from that of my friends. Today, I mostly wanted to focus on the experience of visiting other people’s houses to hang… Continue reading ‘Hanging Out’ as a Disabled Teen
It’s time for my first Disabled Representation Tip! This tip is going to be about creating (physical) disabled representation for science-fiction and fantasy worlds. I’m going to do three things: teach you how to make a disabled representation for such a world, tell you some things to watch out for, and then show you some… Continue reading How to Create Disabled Representation in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Hey, Wheelchair Teen readers, it’s been a while but I’m finally back. A lot has been going on lately: school ended, I lost quite a lot of files from my laptop after it experienced a software issue which meant that it had to be professionally wiped, and I’ve also gone through quite a few mental… Continue reading I’m Back!!!
Originally, I had planned for this to be a My Nugget of Wisdom for the Week post recommending black, disabled bloggers and YouTubers to do my part in supporting the current movement. However, I was shocked to find how little of them there were out there, or at least how hard they were to find.… Continue reading Introduction to: Disabled Representation Tips & Reviews
School life is tough for someone like me, so one thing that I like to do to help me cope is to sort the teens at school into different categories based on how they react to me and my disability. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging any of them: I’m a rather shy person… Continue reading How the Kids at School React to My Disability
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been able to go up and down the stairs in our house by myself. Whether it was by climbing up the staircase like it was a mountain (which I used to do when I was younger and was still able to walk), or by going up backwards on… Continue reading Accepting New Changes in My Life