On Grief and Growing

Pink cherry blossom with 5 petals and bronze leaves.

This year, my 25th one, was the year I always told myself I’d have ‘caught up’ by… whatever that means. It’s like I thought life was a game of monopoly, with houses to gather with each year. The dating one, the driving one, the job one, moved out one, home-owner one, car, relationship, child… And […]

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Wheelchairs Are Like Glasses

Holly, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, sitting in a powered wheelchair in a field with a bay pony leaning her head into her lap, smiling. Holly is wearing a black coat, black leggings, a black baseball cap and green tinted glasses.

Have you ever heard of the term Ambulatory Wheelchair User? I’m going to hazard a guess that unless you’re a part of the disabled community, or close to it, it’s unlikely you have…

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FOR MY FUTURE SELF

Rays from the low sun streaming over the back of a white pony, with a bay horse grazing in the background.

I sat down to write, and by some twist of fate I came across a letter I had written to myself 2 years ago today. Here it is, in case you need to hear it too…

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ACCEPTANCE

Holly, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, sitting outside in front of hedges and trees in a Quickie Q700 Sedeo Pro Powered Wheelchair with the legs elevated. Wearing grey trousers, a plum coloured top, sunglasses and a grey baseball cap.

I’ve been wanting to write about acceptance for a while, and what it means to me. So often, the narrative we hear is centred around overcoming challenges, but what about accepting them and ourselves, as we are?

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Farmer-On-Wheels

A photo of a girl (Holly) in an electric wheelchair with elevated legs, lunging a light bay horse in a grass field.

This started off as an appreciation post for my new power-chair, but it’s become so much more. I hope you’ll bear with me, as I think it’s an important topic to cover whatever your current health status. I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that farms and faulty health aren’t exactly a match made in […]

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