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So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way…

This is not a 2018 round up. In many ways it was a horrible year that I have spent most of the last few weeks trying not to look back on. Professionally, it was one of the best years of... Continue Reading →

To my God-daughter, on International Women’s Day 2017

Dear Gabriella, I always knew you would one day be a strong woman; you don't grow up with two older brothers, tall genes, surrounded by strong women, and turn into a shrinking flower. I'm delighted however that you started on... Continue Reading →

Why I ‘celebrate’ #InternationalWheelchairDay

I love my wheelchair. I love that I designed it, complete with light up front wheels, a bright red frame and a tiny little bell. I love that the cushion is the most comfy and supportive ever, to the extent... Continue Reading →

A Year On Wheels – the Lessons

As you may have gathered from the not-remotely-cryptic title, I've had my wheelchair for (a little over) a year now. It arrived on 8th December 2015 (ah, 2015, that year when the most traumatic thing to happen was my knee... Continue Reading →

All the Wonkies, Independent (Throw Yourselves on the Floor…)

A controversial title perhaps, but nothing inspired by Destiny's Child can be all bad. (If you don't get the reference, check this out (Dad, I mean you...). Recently, I read this article by Jodie Hardwick. To be honest, I got a... Continue Reading →

Striking Accord

This piece was originally written for my Huffington Post blog (yeah, I'm a Huff Post blogger now, baby! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/hannah-barhambrown/), on the day of the first Junior Doctors Strike. The issue may have gone quiet in the media, but much is... Continue Reading →

Contracting Apathy…

I don't consider myself a selfish person. I have my moments, sure. For a busy person, I can take laziness to a whole new level. My bed is one of my favourite places. But I'm generally pretty aware of my... Continue Reading →

An Apology.

I didn't want to clerk you. I saw you from my seat by the computers. You were muttering to no one in particular, constantly moving around, taking your top off just to put it back on. You were a big... Continue Reading →

Falling…

Yesterday, I took a tumble. BoyFace and I were on our way to meet some friends for a couple of drinks and some nibbles in Battersea Park. So far, so idyllic. I'd managed to get down what are truly horrific... Continue Reading →

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