Hi, My name is Lucy and I live in Birmingham with my family and my retriever, Ben. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and rely completely on my electric wheelchair to get around. I love visiting the theatre and my favourite production is Wicked. I’m also a proud member of my local wheelchair dance group, Freewheelin‘. In October 2018 we won gold in our category and more recently have been featured on BBC news.
My long term goal is to devise and create a more portable solution than a hoist to enable people to transfer more easily. Not only would such a solution improve access to toilets, campaigns for Changing Places toilets are on the rise, but access to society in it’s entirety would be improved. I hope to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly facets that living with a disability brings. Awareness is knowledge and knowledge is power. I’ll update this blog every month, sometimes more if I have something particular to write about. Reviews of places I’ve been, my opinion regarding different assistive technology and general posts about living with a disability will be the main topics of this blog along with bits and pieces of dance and theatre here and there. 😉
The fact that I chose to create this blog on #AccessDay is a complete but very fitting coincidence.
If you have experiences or ideas you would like to share or even just to say hi, please comment below or contact me. It is only through shared experience and knowledge that the world will become more accessible to all.
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”