Issue 263: When Misinformation is Disseminated It Undoes Some of the Advocacy Already Done & Creating a Safe and Inviting Space at Home That You Can Always Enjoy Being in

Friday, 30 April 2021. Issue #263. In This Issue: When misinformation is disseminated it further stigmatises IBD and chronic illnesses, undoing some of the advocacy work done. This can be especially harmful when it comes from within the chronic illness community itself. Creating a safe and inviting space at home in which you can always […]

Disability & Sex: Disabled People are Not Automatically Bad Sexual or Romantic Partners

Amidst the dozens of emails I receive a day for blog related stuff, one stood out the other day. It asked if I was interested in writing a post for their blog on sex and disability. I was highly suspicious at first, as it was from a porn site, Lustery. Was it legitimate or risky? […]

Issue 256: Being Unable to Work Due to Chronic Illness is Heartbreaking & Doctors May be More Knowledgeable, But They Don't Live in Your Body

Friday, 12 March 2021. Issue #256. In This Issue: Everyone with chronic illness has their own special pain relief toolkit that works specifically for them. We still have a long way to go in terms of conversation and stigma in relation to suicide and suicidal ideation. People who don’t live with chronic pain simply do […]

Issue #255: The Importance of a Solid Support System When You Live with Chronic Illness & Why are Wheelchair Users Seen in a Negative Light?

Friday, 05 March 2021. Issue #255. In This Issue: How Having a Support System Improves the Quality of Life for the Chronically Ill & More A solid support system is essential for overcoming difficult tasks; supportive friends and family are priceless. Why are disabled wheelchair users seen as weak or in a negative light, and […]

Issue #254: The Lack of Accessible Fitness Programmes for People with Disabilities & Chronic Fatigue is More Complex Than Just ‘Tired’

Friday, 26 February 2021. Issue #254. In This Issue: The Need for More Accessible Fitness Programmes & More One of the biggest problems with exercise and disability is the huge lack of accessible fitness programmes. Chronic fatigue is all consuming and affects your cognition function; it is much more complex than just ‘tired’. Even if […]