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Announcement: Thank you to Shipping and General Transport and Supreme Rubber

Announcement: Thank you to Shipping and General Transport and Supreme Rubber

Dedicating this year to myself is the most unexpected thing I have ever done. It is not to imply anything heroic or brave. It is just that I was unable to see myself taking time out to explore my interests and to try new experiences […]

This is my story

This is my story

When I was 18 years old I had my daughter Savannah. Being a teenage unmarried mother was deeply traumatic; but learning that Savannah was diagnosed with cerebral palsy was even more so. It was a torrid period in my life. I was married and divorced […]

Children (including children with disabilities) Are Our Future Too

Children (including children with disabilities) Are Our Future Too

A few weeks ago I came across this infographic from the National Council of Persons With Disabilities which I shared on my private Facebook profile. The stripping away of the rights of people with disabilities is a lived reality. Whether they experience one or two […]

The Ones Left Behind by Sue Robins

The Ones Left Behind by Sue Robins

As a woman raising women and being married to a husband who believes I can do anything; our family are always aware of the gender inequality in society. Then I am aware of the inequality in how people with disabilities are treated. When you mix […]

This Is What I Do

This Is What I Do

Over the years I have been asked to write my story but there never seemed to be a right time or enough time. Recently my eldest daughter Savannah (autistic, is a person with cerebral palsy and a few other medical conditions) has been diagnosed with […]

Soul Sharers

Soul Sharers

This poem is one of my favourite poems of all time. It perfectly encapsulates my life from how broken and confused I felt for so long to how I learnt to be comfortable with myself just as I am. It also impresses on me how […]