Georgia a white female in her cap and gown with her arms wide open outside the Sheffield Hallam University sign.
Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

Graduating as an Occupational Therapist With Cerebral Palsy

Hey up, it’s been a while! A rather casual entry this week, but this is an blog after all and therefore, this weeks post is going to be exactly that. Not a story about an ableist experience for me to pick apart but a reflection of graduation day, so that I can look back on… Continue reading Graduating as an Occupational Therapist With Cerebral Palsy

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy

Finally! Becoming a Registered Occupational Therapist

At last, I can finally call myself a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist!! I know what some of you are thinking, but couldn’t you say that back in June? No, I couldn’t. In the UK you cannot call yourself an Occupational Therapist or practice as an Occupational Therapist until you’re registered. Now, the scene is set… Continue reading Finally! Becoming a Registered Occupational Therapist

Cerebral Palsy

An Insight Into Being the Non-Disabled Sibling: An Interview With My Sister 

After the interview with my parents, I had many conversations and it was suggested that I interview my sister, Matilda. As the disabled sibling I’ve always been aware that this affects Matilda but I’m not Matilda so I can never really know and this is why this post is so important. How are non-disabled siblings… Continue reading An Insight Into Being the Non-Disabled Sibling: An Interview With My Sister 

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy Student

Getting Ready for University as a Disabled Healthcare Student

We are in September, how did that happen? I cannot believe how many months I was opening up my blogs with a countdown to finishing university and now I’ve been finished for 3 and a half months. I guess time flies when you are job hunting. Anyway seen as it’s September I thought I’d write… Continue reading Getting Ready for University as a Disabled Healthcare Student

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

The Post-Grad Accessible Job Hunt

Yes, you did read the title correctly after debating on whether I would blog about this I decided to take the plunge. This summer never intended to be ‘the summer of Georgia’s raw reflections’ but it certainly has been. So, what difference will another make? The post-grad accessible job hunt… well, where do I blogging… Continue reading The Post-Grad Accessible Job Hunt

Cerebral Palsy

My Transition Into Adulthood: An Interview With My Parents

Since finishing my studies I’ve been experiencing the loss of occupational role. I spent so many weeks counting down to when I would finish at university and being super excited for the summer but now it’s here and I still am looking for a job I'm not enjoying my time off as much as I… Continue reading My Transition Into Adulthood: An Interview With My Parents

Disability Rights

Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice

A few months ago I wrote a piece about Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons' Eye which was quite a raw reflective piece but this only scratched the surface. Therefore, I wanted to make a series out of this about challenging practice. It was also originally Margaret’s idea to do a part 2… Continue reading Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

Will My Activism Look Different as a Qualified Occupational Therapist?- Disability Pride Month 2021

Happy Disability Pride Month 2020!! Now, I know this is the first time mentioning Disability Pride Month on the blog but, I have been very busy this month (and the last few weeks of last month preparing) so I have lots to tell you! Guess what’s back for Disability Pride Month…? ‘Dear OT Community’ is… Continue reading Will My Activism Look Different as a Qualified Occupational Therapist?- Disability Pride Month 2021

Cerebral Palsy

Managing a Post University and Lockdown Flop with Cerebral Palsy

I finished university over a month ago now and of course, I’d prepared myself for a flop as mentioned in the last post I wrote whilst I was still studying. But I didn’t quite think it would last this long. After working from home since February 2020 (I started my virtual role-emerging placement before lockdown)… Continue reading Managing a Post University and Lockdown Flop with Cerebral Palsy