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Guest Blog: Will Uber Ruin Young Disabled Lives?

Guest blog from half the world away, by the beautiful Alex Holland.  A fiesty lawyer and real advocate for changing perceptions.  Check out her blog. It’s 5am and my alarm goes off. A ridiculous hour, considering I don’t have to be at work until 9am. But I figure, if I want to get a wheelchair taxi come pick me up at peak hour, I’ll have more luck if I call and book it a few hours in advance. Usually I would rely on public transport to get me to and from work, but with the electric component of my wheelchair on the fritz, I decide to make life easier on myself and book a taxi. It will be less stressful...

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Guest Blog: Iceland…in a wheelchair…in December? Really?!

Guest Blog from Yvonne Waft, wheelchair basketball legend and keen adventurer, on taking up the opportunity for a holiday in Iceland. Iceland…in a wheelchair…in December? Really?! That was how most people responded to my excited announcements that I was indeed going to Iceland, in a wheelchair, in December. I have been a full time wheelchair user for 30 years since a near fatal brush with meningitis in my teens and I have travelled a bit when finances have allowed over the years. On my various previous travels I have lost my wheelchair (albeit temporarily), discovered that the “lift” in the hotel is not big enough for a wheelchair, had to use a service lift at the back of a hotel...

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Guest Blog: The Beginning of our Journey

A Guest Blog from Simon 'Bossman' Holt - one of the brilliant business minds behind My Purple Compass, and the one you can count on to keep things grounded... Steady Middle Aged Businessman wltm Creative Young Entrepreneur – Anything Goes! I remember meeting Em two years ago on a 'business blind date'. We’d been introduced by a mutual friend who knew that I am in the healthcare supplies business and thought that we should hook up, all for sound commercial reasons of course. When she arrived at our offices this boundless burst of colourful “Emergy” burst through the door, and I was instantly grabbed. For those who have ever met Em’ you know how it is to have all your...

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Bali Week 1: Scoot-Envy

Opening this month-long stint in Bali with Rob has etched many memories into my mental scrapbook: the heat getting under my skin in a way that would make Sinatra proud, the exact smell and taste of incense Dad burns at home whilst Weller plays, and the glorious, if envious, sound of the Scooter. Scoot-Envy is a new phenomenon to me; I’m no adrenaline-junkie, settling for a Baileys and a Sudoku with my Grandpa over a multi-CC joy ride, but there’s something dangerously sweet about scooting around. Indeed, manually wheeling along the gravelly, cambered side of the road, dripping from a mixture of sweat and mosquito repellent isn’t the most attractive, although it does allow us to practise our morning ritual...

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Guest Blog: Discovering my own Deliciousness.

Andrew Morrison-Gurza is the Founder/Co-Director of Deliciously Disabled Consulting, where he strives to make disability accessible to everyone within pop culture and intersectional communities. His written work has been highlighted in Out Magazine, The Advocate, Huffington Post and The Good Men Project, where he candidly discusses the realities of sex and disability as a Queer Cripple. [twitter: @deliciouslydrew]   Discovering My Own Deliciousness: The Beginning of Deliciously Disabled & What That Means to Me Ever since I can remember I have been in search of something. You know that feeling when you are looking for something and just can’t find it? The brief sense of panic that you may never, ever find it only drives you to keep looking. You...

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