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
The fear and anxiety of advocating for my reasonable adjustments is a blog that I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time and is linked to my OTalk on disclosure back in 2020. Let’s take you back to my placement in December 2019, when the anxiety of being a disabled student on placement kicked… Continue reading The Anxiety of Advocating for the Reasonable Adjustments I Am Entitled To!
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
As I am now approaching the end of my studies (just in case you’ve missed the previous 7 posts- get original Georgia) I find myself questioning occupational therapy practices more and more. I have certainly developed more of a ‘raised eyebrow’ as my lecturer would say. Yet, although it’s only natural to become more critical… Continue reading Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons’ Eye
As most of you know I’m in my final few months of studying to become an occupational therapist and with these final months comes a lot of pressure and unfortunately this is mainly from myself! Throughout my GCSEs and A-levels I worked hard and got the grades I needed in my final exams. When my… Continue reading Why as a Disabled Student I Put More Pressure on Myself
It’s the start of Disability History Month which takes place between November 18th- December 18th and what better way to start the month to have a conversation about empowered practice. Over the past month and a half, my friend Millie and I have been planning to host conversations about oppressive/empowered practice to our cohort at… Continue reading The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice
Imagine you are, on holiday about to embark on a well-deserved week off, but then you realise you’ve forgotten to pack them all-important care consumables. What do you do when you are 5 hours away from home? Skiggle was inspired by Will’s story and is run by Helen (Will’s full-time carer) and Christine (Will’s mum… Continue reading How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle
Although I’ve been disabled all my life, I’m still learning about disability every day and the older I get the more questions I have. In my previous post, I spoke about how ableism affects me and how it challenges me to question whether I’ve accepted my disability. So, I took to Twitter to find out… Continue reading Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?