A good life (honestly!) with Multiple Sclerosis…

 

I work (for now), I love, I live, I have fun. Just with wheelchairs and drugs and spasms and stuff...

 
9 November 2021

The Forgotten Minority

I’ve been rubbish at keeping up-to-date with my blog. About to rectify! In the meantime, a lovely opportunity to catch up with Sara Hawthorn. She doesn’t like me calling her a guru, but she’s fab. A social media friend for yonks, Sara runs an ongoing survey into disability representation in the PR industry. Few would deny that disabled people in PR are few and far between. But the stats that emerge point to stigma and reticence around ‘coming out’. Too grim a listen? Nah, Sara is fun and constructive. And bloody hell her Scottish accent may be charming. But a nightmare to edit for the written version. 😬 Sara is a Chartered PR practitioner who ran her own agency for […]
4 October 2021
A purple background. Wording is: Disability@TheTable / MARK WEBB / PRCA EIAC.Silhouette image of a wheelchair rugby player to the left. To the right, a profile pic of a smiling young ladt looking to her right. Straight brunette hair down to her shoulders

Style, Stigma and Spin – A New Podcast

If you know anything about my (lack of) fashion sense, you’ll be as bewildered as I am that I’m virtual friends with a guru making news and waves in the area of Adaptive, Inclusive Clothing. Which is also stylish. And sustainably produced. And she has seen pics of me. And still talks to me and everything… We recorded a podcast together. Victoria laughs at my jokes and everything! https://anchor.fm/disabilityatthetable/episodes/Style–Stigma-and-Spin-e17ri0n Must get out a blog. Very soon.
2 August 2021
A group of outline cartoon humans, some with visible disabilities. interact with varuious graphics depicting aspects of the modern digital world

Let me in! (To your website and your Comms).A new Podcast…

Woohoo, here we go with our launch proper! After an introductory episode presented by our glorious leader Sudha Singh and me as guest, I now assume the hot seat. Dive in here if no need for my babble:  https://anchor.fm/disabilityatthetable OR: https://www.prca.org.uk/Disability-at-the-Table Now I’m your cliché disabled person. Middle-aged, creaking round in a wheelchair. Sleeping a lot. But the world of disabled people is rich and diverse and I hope to show you that. Every guest will, I hope, surprise you a little. And thought-provoke you a lot. And always, always bear in mind that circa 20% of the population are disabled in some way. They are your customers, your employees. And if not, why not? My first guest is Jonathan Hassell. […]
15 July 2021
A very handsome chap is on a patio, arms wide open and a celebratory look on his face. He is in a Wheelchair Rugby Chair. He's wearing shorts, a white shirt with multicolour shoulder area. And a ridiculous Mohican dyed rusty orange.

How I Found My Exercise Mojo Again

Mark Webb is starring in the latest ‘We Are Undefeatable’ ad campaign – to encourage people with long-term health conditions to get active. [A Guest Blog for the http://MSSociety.org.uk ] He tells us about his journey to becoming a ‘hunk in one bicep’… Pre-diagnosis Once upon a time, I was a high flying school rugby captain and a sporty all-rounder. Then a flashy ski rep living the high life in the Swiss Alps. Then not so long ago but still a distant memory, I worked for a health and fitness brand. Every Saturday I’d be sweating away in the gym and in spin classes. I’d complete an annual triathlon and swim at least twice a week. But something wasn’t right. I would […]