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Celebrating Disability in Film

I chose this topic so I could sit back on the couch at home with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies while calling it research. What better time to do so than now while the world is currently in lockdown due to Covid19. I reviewed 33 films that were focused on characters with disabilities. … Continue reading Celebrating Disability in Film

User Guide To Accessible Toilet Etiquette

My second blog for Invacare Australia and New Zealand, explores the moral aspects of the question "Is it okay to use the accessible toliet when you don't have a disability?" I hope this blog will be a conversation starter and create a better understanding of bathroom modifications. In this blog I argue that without laws … Continue reading User Guide To Accessible Toilet Etiquette

Finding Freedom with Cool Crutches

Based in the Untied Kingdom, Cool Crutches is the creation of mother and daughter team, Clare and Amelia. Following a life changing quad-bike accident which left Amelia with a spinal injury, she found the crutches she was forced to use were uncomfortable, unstable, and made a clicking sound everywhere she went (something I can entirely … Continue reading Finding Freedom with Cool Crutches

Toys With Disabilities – Creating A New Generation Of Awareness, Inclusion, And Understanding!

If you were wondering why I haven't posted a blog lately it is because I have been busy writing articles for Invacare Australia and New Zealand. A company which started in the late 1970s selling wheelchairs, that are today a global leader in the worldwide market for medical products and services used in the home. … Continue reading Toys With Disabilities – Creating A New Generation Of Awareness, Inclusion, And Understanding!

How to love the gym with G-Loves

Struggling for motivation in the gym? Well keep reading because my blog today focuses on local company G-Loves Australia, distributors of gorgeous gym gloves, wrist wraps, weight belts, and studio gloves. There is much debate about wearing gloves in the gym… do they help or hinder? At the end of the day it comes down … Continue reading How to love the gym with G-Loves

Strokeside Designs

It’s that time of year when Christmas shopping is a top priority. For those of you looking for wonderful gift ideas for boat lovers you can’t go past the collection from Strokeside Designs. If you follow my Instagram you will have hopefully seen that I do a lot of promotion for this company. This is … Continue reading Strokeside Designs

Urban Originals

Bags are a hot topic at the moment. From today the Queensland Government follows other states in Australia by banning single-use plastic bags. This action aims to protect our precious environment and wildlife. According to the Clean Up Australia website, plastic shopping bags take 20 – 1000 years to disintegrate and often end up polluting … Continue reading Urban Originals

Clear as MUD

Remember back to your childhood, playing in the garden making pies out of mud and eating dirt before your parents could stop you. Well, two Victorian friends have taken this concept to a new level producing a holistic health brand called MUD. MUD is a range of natural clay based products designed to purify your … Continue reading Clear as MUD

Peaceful Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

The end of another competition season means it is time to take a break from training to relax, revive, and rejuvenate. This year my partner, Matt Levy (Paralympic swimmer), and I had the pleasure of spending five indulgent nights at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat in Queensland’s picturesque Tambourine Mountain. Songbirds boasts six luxurious villas and an … Continue reading Peaceful Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Edible Beauty Australia

If you follow me on Instgram (@susanseipel.paralympian) you will know that I love coffee. It’s the thing that motives me to jump out of bed in the ridiculously early hours of the morning to get to training. It’s a daily habit of mine. Another of which is my skincare routine. So you can imagine my joy … Continue reading Edible Beauty Australia