I’ve never been a festival goer, I enjoy concerts but the idea of a festival as an ambulatory wheelchair user terrifies me. Yet, every year Tramlines tickets go on sale and I’m so tempted but always back out due to my disability related anxiety. Until last summer when I went for it! Tramlines is a… Continue reading My Tramlines 2022 Experience
As promised I am writing about my confidence in asking for help that I unpicked in my last blog. It’s a bit of a ‘typical’ blog I know, I know. But it is Disability Pride Month after all so if it’s got to be done, what better month to do it in? I always say… Continue reading Am I as Disability Confident as I Think I Am?
Who do I think I am? Writing a post titled ‘Life Update’, as if I’m that important that I need to give you a life update, I know you’re already thinking get on with it Georgia. I know you’re also thinking that the whole point of my blog was that I had my niche of… Continue reading Life Update – June 2022
It’s been a while, at one point I was debating if they’d be a blog at all this month! The thought of not posting a blog for more than a month does not sit well with me. Therefore I thought why do not a general life update seen as it’s a year since I finished… Continue reading A Year Into Being an OT With CP
My disability is who I am, I am not trying to overcome my disability nor I am trying to define my disability as it certainly defines me. I am an occupational therapist, blogger and activist all because I am disabled so to say that my disability doesn’t define me would be a lie. My disability… Continue reading How My Personality Is Shaped by My Disability
In my last post I touched upon disrupting, what that actually means and exploring the power of a blog when disrupting. This made me think about blogging as an occupation. Of course, as occupational therapists we all know about creativity, writing, by extension blogging and how meaningful this can be. When I first started blogging… Continue reading Using My Blog Purposely With Cerebral Palsy
Happy Occupational Therapy Month (well it’s more predominant in the US but we’re going to go with it for the sake of the blog). Anyway, let’s get onto it… For Occupational Therapy Month I wanted to talk about my views of occupational therapy and how this has changed, not just since qualifying but in recent… Continue reading How My Ambitions Have Changed Since Qualifying
Some of you may know that at the beginning of last month I started my first job post-qualifying, in fact, my first job ever!! It’s so great to finally be in the working world! My new job is a non-traditional role at the University of Huddersfield my official title is Clinical Demonstrator. I know, I’m… Continue reading Going for Non-traditional Jobs Post-qualifying
I’ve discussed my relationship with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in various posts over the years but as it is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, I thought why not give you an update. As yet again my relationship with AAC has changed since I entered the working world! I’ve gone on about my relationship with AAC… Continue reading My Post-Graduation Communication Challenges
Regardless of who we are and what we do, we all have different levels of confidence online than what we do in clinical practice. Yet, in this blog, I wanted to discuss the pressure that I put on myself in practice because I am so vocal online. Now, I feel extremely lucky that NSTP has… Continue reading Why Does My Online Presence and My Clinical Practice Feel So Different?