Nowadays there are plenty of blogs online covering a whole range of every day topics. They are important, they give people a voice, they require time and devotion and they allow people to connect about shared experiences and views.
We have found some blogs that are truly inspirational, informative and a great insight into the lives of others who live with the challenges of disability.
Martyn’s blogs are about his personal journey living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Although he cannot walk, lift anything heavier than a book or shower by himself, he has traveled extensively, is a dedicated campaigner and has a Degree in Economics and a Masters in Marketing under his belt. Martyn from Cambridgeshire also runs Disability Horizons, the UK’s fastest-growing disability lifestyle publication. Pretty cool introduction? Check out his blog to see what else he gets up to!
His vision ‘to live in a world without barriers, prejudice or discrimination’.
Emma from Scotland has a passion for travel, cute stationary and loves spearmint tea. She also has the muscle-wasting condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD). Her blogs focuses on accessible travel from a wheelchair user’s perspective. Emma is a huge fan of live music, she writes about topics such as Attraction Reviews, Gigs and Wheelchair Fashion to name a few. Oh and if you fancy some beauty tips, she has those too!
Founded by Fiona Jarvis, this well-informed blog gives info on venues and their accessibility. Events, campaigns and gadgets sit alongside some of their other brilliant topics. Their aim is to ensure a positive, cool, fashionable and elegant experience whatever you do. After finding out she had MS, Fiona refused to give up being stylish! BBS has a rating system categorised into Ambience/Style, Accessibility and Facilities. However many points the venue stacks up equate to the number of BBS ticks they receive, like Michelin Stars… how fancy! The site has already claimed a community consisting of some influential people and the aim is to turn Blue Badge Style into the ‘Vogue/Michelin-like’ guide for less able people. Watch this space!
Blue Badge Style can be downloaded from the Iphone App Store or on Google Play for Android.
Thinking Out Loud is an insightful, humorous blog written by Sassy, 25, she is completely blind and her aim is to educate people on disability, covering both physical and mental illnesses. Categories on her genius blog include Blind Girl Hacks, Emotional Challenges and Campaigns along with lots of other topics and interesting facts. She shares not only her stories, but others who are living with a disability. A must read!
Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger, Sally from Yorkshire suffers with M.E, “an acquired neurological disease with complex global dysfunctions” including deregulation of the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, dysfunction of cellular energy metabolism & cardiovascular abnormalities. Her blog includes information about M.E, OOTD posts, her wonderful tattoo collection and Wheelchair Fashion. Beautiful photos sit next to her insightful reads, there really is no reason not to check out her work!
“Life is too hard & too short to wear boring clothes” Sally
Written by April Foster
Credit: Featured Blogs, Main Image: Sally looking fabulous from Wheelingalong24.com