Being called an Olympian is in no way offensive... it is just not accurate, as I have never been to an Olympic Games. I wrote this article to try to help people understand why being called a Paralympian is so important. Using the correct term goes far beyond sport, it acknowledges the history of the … Continue reading Don’t Call Me An Olympian
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 Accessible Toilet Etiquette
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
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!
The end of another competition season means it is time to take a break from training to relax, revive, and rejuvenate. This year, Paralympic swimmer, Matt Levy 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 award-winning restaurant, … Continue reading Peaceful Songbirds Rainforest Retreat