When you’ve met one person with…

My dear and loyal readers, you know the drill by now, I’m an Aspie, I have various medical conditions and various disabilities, and I’m Queer as that rainbow that’s coming after the thunderstorm that’s currently raging outside your window. Here’s the thing though. Having a list of labels a mile long means I can quiteContinue reading “When you’ve met one person with…”

Why I refuse to hide the reality of my health from my social media accounts

As an indie author, I’ve been asked why I don’t keep my health separate from my work. Why I choose to talk about it so openly on twitter, on my personal facebook, and on my blog. Here’s the reason: I CAN. It’s really that simple. There are thousands of people, actually, millions of people, outContinue reading “Why I refuse to hide the reality of my health from my social media accounts”

Channelling my inner Sci-Fi Badass

WARNING – THIS POST CONTAINS STRONGER LANGUAGE THAN MOST OF MY POSTS USUALLY DO, SO IF YOU’RE OFFENDED BY THE USE OF STRONG LANGUAGE/DON’T WANT YOUR KIDS READING IT. CLOSE THE POST NOW. Newsflash people, I’m in a wheelchair, I have physical and neurological disabilities and conditions. This doesn’t mean that I can’t communicate, andContinue reading “Channelling my inner Sci-Fi Badass”

Milestones, New Chapters, Positive Steps

In just over 6 months I turn 35. I’ll have been alive been alive 30 years longer than doctors expected. And I’m proud of that. A lot prouder than I am of most things in my life, because it marks me as a survivor against all odds. The scar that runs from my left underContinue reading “Milestones, New Chapters, Positive Steps”

Sci-Fi, Queer Women, and the lack of our representation

In the past few days, my social media feeds have been full of anguished cries over the new Star Trek movie and the fact that Sulu is a aay man. Now if you know me, you know I’m a Trekker. I live for Sci-Fi, I breathe Sci-Fi, and I dream in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. ScienceContinue reading “Sci-Fi, Queer Women, and the lack of our representation”

Tearing at my flesh- A Poem (TRIGGER WARNING)

BEFORE YOU READ THIS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT COULD BE A TRIGGER IF YOU SELF-HARM. I DO NOT WANT TO TRIGGER ANYONE AND AM MERELY TRYING TO GET MY OWN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS TOGETHER. It’s tearing up inside me This pain that radiates Causes my depression to Tumble into darkness My fingers seek outContinue reading “Tearing at my flesh- A Poem (TRIGGER WARNING)”

As we mourn, let our grief strengthen our bonds. Orlando should not happen again. 

At a time when the rights of the LGBTQ community are gaining some recognition, we have been reminded of the prejudice against us with a violent act that should never have happened.  The news of what happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has left us devastated and hurting. We ache for the loss of so manyContinue reading “As we mourn, let our grief strengthen our bonds. Orlando should not happen again. “

Fifteen years still feels like yesterday

In 4 days your youngest child will turn 26. It will be the fifteenth birthday of his that you haven’t been there for. Today marks 15 years since you phoned me before the cinema and told me you felt unwell. You refused to let anyone call the on-call Doctor, you didn’t want a fuss. FifteenContinue reading “Fifteen years still feels like yesterday”

To all the non-birth mothers this Mothers’ Day weekend

The U.K. seems to have a different Mothers’ Day to the rest of the world but this applies to British mothers here too. I see the love in your eyes for your children, be they still under the age of eighteen, or grown adults. I see the way you feel each of their struggles andContinue reading “To all the non-birth mothers this Mothers’ Day weekend”