Monthly Archives: March 2013

#manicpixiedreamgirl

In the last two weeks, I have had some serious beauty therapy. I had my hair cut and coloured at an organic and chemical-free salon in Soho (Sara took me from dark red-brown back to my natural blonde). Josie (my … Continue reading

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#blursing

In his most recent novel Born Weird, Andrew Kaufman writes about blursings. He defined his newly created word in an article in the Guardian: ‘When an event, gift, or circumstance presents qualities and consequences that are simultaneously positive and negative: … Continue reading

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#youtalksensehaley

“You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices. Or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world. That’s just the way it is. But, for the … Continue reading

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#ouch

I was walking back from the library this afternoon and I fell. I’m quite a dreamy person and, often, when I fall, it’s not because I bumped into someone or slipped on a patch of ice. I simply wasn’t paying … Continue reading

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#sickday

I have managed chronic back pain for nearly four years. The pain is not severe enough to leave me bedridden. A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with vicious back pain that was also present in my legs. The … Continue reading

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#progress

My left foot clunks. I honestly don’t know why it clunks, but it does. My disability affects my entire body, but is most visible and most present on my left side. My left leg is weaker than my right. My … Continue reading

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#learningenglish

In September 2009, I moved from my hometown of Winnipeg to do a degree at Royal Holloway in Egham. I had spent the past nine months in Toronto studying at Ryerson University’s Chang School and doing intensive physiotherapy and pilates. … Continue reading

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