One of my friends is a very special person, who is beautiful, kind and hides her ability, talent and light away at times. I read something when I went on retreat that made me think of her, straight away and although these aren’t my words, they say exactly what I want to better than I […]

A great friend of mine (and amazing artist to boot) is a chap called Guy Evans. We met through life classes he ran in Derby several years ago, which I attended first as a pupil and then as a life model. I built Guy’s website for him whilst on a stay in the Crisis House […]

Reproductive rights: what do they mean for disabled women?

I’ve just received a great write up on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists event that I attended at the end of June. My comments in the group discussion were noted in it, and the discussion it prompted was captured far better than I was able to myself. “Another attendee of the conference spoke […]

NHS England Personalisation Peer Leader videos

To promote the next Peer Leadership Academy several members of the spring academy gave short interviews about our experiences of development over the time we have spent together, as well as personal health budgets more generally. I spent a lot of time, intensive time, with Jon, Robyn and Andrew and the other participants and have […]

Mylo sitting in the back of the car “Mummy, can I please have some more Loch Ness?” Me driving and mystified “Loch Ness?” Mylo, “Yes, Loch Ness.” Me, “What about Loch Ness?” Mylo, getting stroppy, “Yes, LOCH NESS, you know…” Me, getting worried “Mylo, Loch Ness is a deep lake in Scotland with a monster […]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – access to reproductive services for disabled women

The venue was the college itself in London, a building lined with rather magisterial portraits of former alumni and professors. The conference covered all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, from sex education in schools, through to family planning and contraceptives, via pregnancy, labour and birth, with some stop-offs around the menopause and also sex […]