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HONESTY... THE SOCIAL MEDIA PARADOX

There are no photos of me after I sustained a broken neck when I was seventeen. I was flung into a new body, a body I didn’t ask for, a...

EPILOGUE. EVA, I LOVE YOU.

As a child, I would talk to you through my toys. They were my children, and flea-markets were where I found the abused ones. The ones...

THE BEST END TO 2020!

Photo of Phil Freeman (left), Claire Freeman (right). As people coped with lockdowns and uncertainty from the Covid19 pandemic, my family...

FREAK FEST REVIEW - CRIP CAMP, NETFLIX

I watched the Netflix film ‘Crip Camp’ the other night. What I thought would be a pretty little film about some ‘cripple’s frolicking in...

RESPONSE TO A COMMENT...

I received a blog-comment! I don’t get many comments, so as you can see, when I do, I get a little excited. Hope you don’t mind me...

FU**ING GREAT DISABLED LIFE PEEPS!

I’m not a half glass full girl, I’m also not a half glass empty… I’m a ‘what’s in the glass’ kinda girl, and that’s because I’m...

KILLER DRUGS?

Towards the end of the year, I started experiencing pain in my hip related to a fall in the shower. After a few weeks in hospital and...

I'M NORMAL. US. AND. THEM.

I was talking to some folks around a dinner table about some crunchy, hairy topics, mainly what our thoughts were regarding assisted...

A DAY AT THE ASYLUM

I don’t have a mental health condition, yet I’ve been in hospital for actions I’ve inflicted upon myself. I have no idea what drives me...

THE FIRST COUNTRY TO ELIMINATE SUICIDE?

It’s a question that was posed to me by Green MP Chloe Swarbrick while I was rattling around Parliament talking with various Ministers...

DIRTY POLITICS

It’s been a crazy few months, putting my face in the spotlight to highlight concerns I have regarding assisted suicide in New Zealand....

SUNDAY... AND THE JOURNEY FROM HELL TO LOVE

It’s been a crazy few weeks (that sentence seems to becoming all too familiar with me!). I’ve been desperately trying to encourage people...

SIR BILL AND THE KILLER BILL

A few weeks ago, while I was with my father who is still in hospital after sustaining a catastrophic stroke, I got a phone call. I was...

HAPPY AND DISABLED... IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!

For three years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ‘quality of life’ debate. After I became more disabled from medical misadventure due...

THE BURDEN OF SUICIDE

Some parts of the world seem to be having a problem with increasing suicide rates. It seems to be occurring in mostly industrialised...

FIGHTING/FAILING THE SYSTEM

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is an incredible scheme, started in New Zealand in 1972. All taxpayers pay a levy which...

WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS

I remember attending a dinner fundraiser for a charity in New Zealand that raises funds for ‘paralysis cure’. I had been their designer...

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