Monday, 17 February 2020

Four Ways to Style Truffle Shuffle T-shirts: Plus Size Edit

Woman in wheelchair smiling and holding hair back whilst wearing Labyrinth tshirt

*Disclaimer: AD. This post contains gifted items from Truffle Shuffle.

I am a massive fan of a T-shirt; slogan tees, band tees, film/tv tees - they're my jam. They're easy to wear, can be dressed up or down, and they're just comfortable. As a wheelchair user, I don't like clothes that are too constrictive because I don't move about a lot so want to wear clothing I don't have to think about.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Making Friends as an Adult is Hard

Woman holding phone and looking at Instagram

Making friends as an adult is hard. Making friends as a disabled adult is really hard. I'm in my early thirties, I spend a lot of time at home due to my health and it gets really isolating.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Don't Bring Fatphobia into 2020

Sarah looking and smiling at phone in restaurant, there is a coke and milkshake on the table in front of her

TW: Diet talk, eating disorders

I realise we're half way through January but still....The 'new year, new me' bullshit has begun. The soar in diet culture and the memes about being fat are polluting social media sites, and its gross. I'm quite frankly sick of logging into Facebook and seeing 'friends' share such damaging and hateful pictures about eating too much over the festive period and putting on the dreaded two pounds. Just stop.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Christmas Eve Nostalgia

I’m haven't been feeling Christmas the last few years; I know, I know, blasphemous, but it’s the truth. Just call me the Grinch. I’m 32, I don’t have kids and I just don’t get excited anymore, it’s a strange feeling. However, I won’t bore you all and complain about the holidays, instead I’m going to take you down memory lane and share a few things that made my past Christmases unforgettable and really special.

Friday, 18 October 2019

My Dream Accessible Bathroom

cream bathroom with white toilet, sink and cabinet, chrome shower

*Disclaimer: This post is commissioned by Bathing Solutions to give my thoughts on what I look for in an accessible bathroom

We moved house at the end of April and I love our accessible bungalow; it's really big, plenty of room for my wheelchair, lots of storage space and just all-round amazing. However, whoever lived here before us really (and I mean  REALLY) liked pink. The whole house was pink and floral, not to my taste in the slightest. Ian has worked his way through a few rooms and we're more modern, yet our bathroom is hideous.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Accessibility: Captioning Your Instagram Story

poster with text 'caption Instagram Story' with black background, and pink and white brush strokes

If you're using Instagram Story and are not adding captions when you speak on there, why? Yes, it takes a bit more time. Yes, you have to watch your clips back a few times, but ultimately, Instagram, and all aspects of social media and the internet should be accessible to everyone.