Our best Guest Blogs from 2018
We can’t believe 2019 is nearly here! Scope takes pride in the daily contributions of our members in our community. Especially our Guest Bloggers, even though most of them run their own blogs, they still share their stories and offer incredible tips in the community. Here’s a look at our top 12 blog entries from 2018 and please feel free to comment about your thoughts and experiences. Enjoy!
Helen @HelenMCL talks about her experiences with sympathy from others, as a wheelchair and walking frame user in this insightful post called: ‘Aww bless her, I thought I had it bad” - Sympathy and Disability
Gloria @glomac1 who runs two lip-reading support groups, had a profound hearing loss since the 1980’s when she was a classroom teacher. She talks about her hearing loss journey and how it impacted her personally and professionally. ‘Teaching lipreading – my story so far’
Pippa @Pippa_Scope wrote an informative post on ‘The stigma around accessible employment’, she shares why working part time hours or working from home is not an easy way out but a necessity for her and other people with a chronic illness.
They say “traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller”. Carrie-Anne @[email protected] who is a blogger, shares with us her travel adventures with Cerebral Palsy and using a wheelchair: ‘Travelling the world in a wheelchair’
Sam @Sam_Scope has a brilliant interview with Phil, the Access & Operations Co-Ordinator for an event production company called Ground Control. This post ‘Festival Fever - do you think that festivals are accessible to you?’ investigates the pros and cons of attending a festival with a disability.
Lucy @homeparentingandme has a post called ‘Parenting and Chronic Illness’. She opens up about her experiences with planning activities as a Disabled parent, raising her lovely son. Are you a disabled parent, how has it been for you and your family?
Gill @PHSEexpert does a wonderful job in on our sex and relationships forum and she works as a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lead in a specialist college for young adult with complex needs. In this post she talks about relationships, intimacy, consent and so much more in ‘Raising Expectations’.
A group of friends and bloggers wrote a great post called 'The Importance of Changing Places | World Toilet Day 2018'. Lady Kerry Thompson, Fi Anderson and Emma Muldoon talk candidly about the changes that needs to happen, to make disabled toilets more accessible and suitable.
Emma @EmmaP24 is a blogger, writer and content advisor and she has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is registered blind. Emma shares hers in ‘My 5 favourite memories at Christmas’ post. What are your fondest memories at Christmas time?
Please read the other entries from this year. We want to thank everyone who contributes and shares their stores and experiences with us. We could not have done this without you all. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please email [email protected]. We wish you all a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year ahead, see you then!