My iPad and my MacBook Pro against a grey background my iPad shows the PEOP model as part of a book and my laptop shows part of this blog but its cropped.
Occupational Therapy

Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

As a disabled student, I find placement really challenging, and I’ve highlighted this a lot on my blog. There’s a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes, as every single factor has to be thought about. To give you an idea of what a placement looks like for me, I thought that I… Continue reading Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

Theres 3 of us sat on a Chesterfield high back blue booth style sofa. I am on the right side with straight hair, my friend with curly hair and a black dress in sat in the middle and then on the end my friend has straight hair and it is a sparkly dress.
Cerebral Palsy

Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year

A few months ago, in a previous post, I spoke about the significant role my family plays in my life. This was a powerful reflection, so I wanted to extend that to speak about friendships. I have many different friendship groups in my life that all influence me in different ways. I unintentionally saved this… Continue reading Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year

Myself in a plain black long-sleeve blouse with curly hair and my glasses on holding a plain white pen and smiling looking up in thought. The background is light grey vertical blinds.
Occupational Therapy

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

Hello, and yes, this is what you think it is, 6 months on and we’re discussing the potential of me doing another virtual occupational therapy placement!! Yes, you guessed it this time it is due to the pandemic. Let’s set the scene... I’m due to go on placement in January, and because of the pandemic… Continue reading Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

A light pick banner with ‘How will you use your social superpower?’. On then left there's a pair of hands surrounding a love heart with an arch above that reads ‘empowered practice conversations’ Underneath the hands it reads ‘I pledge to be curious to care to act with courage. This image is all in red. On the other side there is a red stick man/woman in a cape and superhero costume with a star in the centre. The figure is surrounded by a circle of writing that reads ‘empowered practitioner challenging injustices in healthcare’.
Disability Rights

The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice

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

Myself sitting down on a chair wearing a grey jumper and the background is grey. I have my laptop (a black Acer) in one hand and I am holding up my bottle green OT trousers in the other hand.
Occupational Therapy

The Fear of Not Knowing Where I’ll Be Next Year: OT Week 2020

It’s #OTWeek2020! This is a week where occupational therapist around the country share their stories. This year the theme has promoted why individuals should #ChooseOT. Earlier on in the week, I did a head-to-head with Margaret in which we discussed my journey into occupational therapy and towards the end of the head-to-head, we talked briefly… Continue reading The Fear of Not Knowing Where I’ll Be Next Year: OT Week 2020

Myself in front of my grey car (Ford Tourneo Connect) wearing a green knitted jumper holding up a practical driving test certificate.
Cerebral Palsy

Driving Update- 4 Years On

August this year marked 4 years that I have been on my driving journey, as I have spoken about in my previous post. So, I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on with my driving, as it’s such a massive part of my life. What’s going on… Well, I do have some… Continue reading Driving Update- 4 Years On

A photo of myself, mum, dad and sister in a garden centre around an information stand and the name of the plant is Exoticks and Vine so my dad is point to the Vine bit. As that is our surname.
Cerebral Palsy

The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog

In my recent posts, I have been looking at my journey into accepting my disability with a fisheye lens and what stuck out the most was the crucial role that my relationships have played in this journey. On Tuesday it was World Cerebral Palsy Day and this year I dedicated my posts on my social… Continue reading The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog

Myself wearing a leopard print blouse, looking at Skiggle's website, on my laptop, this is from a side angle so you can just see a bit of my hair and the frame of my glasses. The screens shows purple and pink boxes telling you about Skiggle's SOS.
Disability Rights

How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle

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

Black and white image of my self with a black background. Holding my hand to my chin trying to be curious but I'm laughing because I'm not very good a posting for photo. I'm wearing a jumpsuit with a plain top underneath and my hair is curly.
Disability Rights

Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?

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?