Writing Life as a Survivor

“You poor thing'” “So young and you were so beautiful!” “So awful to have to walk with that pram” “I’m so sorry, that’s just cruel!” These are a few remarks I receive when I tell people why I am like I am. I...

The healing power of Music – Singing to Swim

Music therapy opened up a whole new world for me. Music became a great comfort and another source of independence. Music is definitely one area of my life I never thought I’d go on to explore, let alone benefit from. However, throughout my recovery it played a crucial...

Universal Access – Everyone Benefits!

Universal access insinuates that everyone in a population has access to publicly available communication network facilities and services. As an individual who has difficulty physically accessing so many environments, this has become increasingly important to my...

Feedback & Progress!

“Keep showing us your progress!” “Great walking Em!” “Amazing effort!” “Keep up the good work!” All affirmations on my social media channels provide me with so much motivation. It’s external feedback that ensures...

Rapport. Checklists. Communication.

We hear so much about how communication and building rapport matters in professional spaces, but often it feels like they missed the memo with some of the medical appointments I attend. “Hi Emma, fantastic to meet you. So we haven’t got long today, so I’ll whiz...