Georgia, a white female woman with brunette hair and sun glasses on her head looking over to her right. She is in a flowery white top with mint dungarees over the top. There is greenery and a few red roses around her.
Cerebral Palsy

Is It Time to Take on New Challenges?

Is it time to take on new challenges? This is the question I’m facing at the moment and I’m not talking about career challenges, as I have quite the number of career-based adventure plates spinning at the moment, I’m talking about life-based challenges. At the beginning of the year, I started not only my first… Continue reading Is It Time to Take on New Challenges?

Cerebral Palsy

Am I as Disability Confident as I Think I Am?

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?

Disability Rights

How My Personality Is Shaped by My Disability 

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 

Cerebral Palsy

My Transition Into Adulthood: Focus On Relationships

Transitions into adulthood is back! After this series creating quite a conversation last year I have decided to make this an ongoing series on NSTP. Especially as I am now transitioning to the working world.  The conversations generated following the interview with my parents last year, inspired me to take the theme of transitions to… Continue reading My Transition Into Adulthood: Focus On Relationships

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, 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

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

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

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy Student

How Studying Occupational Therapy Has Changed the Way I Manage My Disability

I got into disabled activism around 17 and in a way, I’ve always known that my disability would never be something that I ignored. Since starting (guest) blogging in 2017 my strategies of managing my disability has changed with age but many of the changes that I have made has been a result of my… Continue reading How Studying Occupational Therapy Has Changed the Way I Manage My Disability