1. Is she a spastic”. An elderly lady stopped my carer and I while we were out shopping one day to ask this question directed at my carer. My carer was horrified and didn’t know what to say. I thought about hamming it up, dribbling on myself and exaggerating my slurring saying “yes, yes I am” but that would have been mean more than funny. Dear readers, please know using words like spastic and retarded to describe someone not stereotypical is really out of date and actually offensive. If you also want to ask a question about me, just ask … Continue reading Three Absurd Things You Should Never Say
Dear readers, the Logies usually aren’t my thing but after stumbling across this video of Dylan Alcott receiving his Logie award I thought I’d better share his great acceptance speech. He’s right, there hasn’t been many people with disabilities in the television industry but recently the number is thankfully growing with shows such as Invictus Games Tonight, The Set, The Undatable, Employable Me and Special. Just to name a few. I would like to not only thank Dylan Alcott and the television industry as a whole for letting society know that people like me are no different and everything is … Continue reading Dylan Alcott’s Acceptance Speech
Dear readers, it’s time to talk about the taboo topic of challenges with sex especially when you have a disability. I’ll be talking about my personal but sometimes humorous fears in regards to cerebral palsy and sex so if this … Continue reading Cerebral Palsy And Sex; The Challenges
My mother just pointed out I haven’t been as secretive as I thought or would’ve liked in keeping my identity unknown so I thought I might as well reveal myself to any followers that aren’t currently my Facebook friends and let you all know from now on I’ll be using my birth name. My name is Alexandra Reimers and I live in a small rural town called Bendigo. P.S. thanks Mum xx Continue reading Girlonwheels Mediocre Reveal
Dear readers, I am documenting perhaps my last ever beloved frappe from McDonalds lovingly slurped on Saturday. Well, not counting any emotional crisis and my birthday. But, yes apart from that my last ever frappe. This is one of the hardest things I’ve had to promise myself and it’s a decision that I don’t take lightly because let’s be honest I absolutely love a Maccas frappe and I’d probably live on them if I could. They’re my drug of choice. Mmm that icy sweet deliciousness with whipped cream on top is so good. Okay, back on track now. The reason … Continue reading Being disabled and having the runs.
Recently, I’ve had a friend lash out at me in various ways because she doesn’t feel beautiful in her own skin. While this has been upsetting, I’m mostly saddened by the fact she thinks she needs to change to be beautiful and my friend is certainly not alone. I also constantly battle my own insecurities and I do my best to overcome these. However, I believe insecurities exist due to society’s expectations and judgements. My question is why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be different when we’re beautiful in our own unique way? Dear readers, I … Continue reading Different is Beautiful