Situations Aren’t Worth Comparing

Dear readers, I have been procrastinating about writing this post for a while due to not wanting to share my dark thoughts with the whole entire world but I’m doing it anyway! This week my boyfriend started studying IT at La Trobe University and I’ve had to work through some envy. Before I delve deep into my swampy emotions I want to make very clear that I’m so proud of him and these boastful feelings override any other. I’m not envious of what he’s doing because I want to be studying IT or even be at uni myself. I am … Continue reading Situations Aren’t Worth Comparing

Microsoft Adaptive Controller

A few days ago I bought a Microsoft Adaptive Xbox Controller and I love it! My boyfriend helped me set it up and turned on the co-pilot function so that we can do things as one. I only currently have a few buttons because for it to be fully functional you have to buy buttons, switches and joysticks separately. So at the moment my boyfriend steers while I jump, run, pick up stuff, talk and occasionally fight with help. Basically I’ve been mostly using it for mischief and annoying my boyfriend which gives me great joy. In the future I’d … Continue reading Microsoft Adaptive Controller

Three Absurd Things You Should Never Say

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 Dear readers, please know using words like spastic and retarded to describe someone not stereotypical is really out of date and actually offensive.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

Dylan Alcott’s Acceptance Speech

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

What Recovery?

Dear Readers, I received this email last week from my new mobile phone company, I found it so amusingly cringeworthy and actually felt for the poor guy who was trying to be nice. Dear readers, please understand that I’m writing this post to create awareness of a couple of things. Firstly, please don’t tell me you’re very sorry to hear that I have cerebral palsy, I’m a happy and healthy 23 year old living my best life. It implies there’s something wrong with me that needs fixing and I honestly wouldn’t change anything. This is me, my life and cerebral … Continue reading What Recovery?

Girlonwheels Mediocre Reveal

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

Different is Beautiful

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