Welcome to The World in My Words!
Hi, I’m Holly. I am 22 years old and I live in Cardiff with my Partner James. I am a ambulatory wheelchair user, a UK Disability Blogger and Advocate. I also live with multiple chronic conditions.
Chronic Life is unpredictable and often a very delicate balancing act but wherever possible you will find me out and about, often making my wheelchair very muddy!
The World in My Words began in 2017 after a deterioration in my health that lead to me leaving my job and working life.
I needed a space to process what I was going through as well as creative outlet.
I ‘became sick’ when I was 9 years old and since the age of 10 I have wanted to create a blog. I used to write about my feelings and my conditions on my computer but I never did anything with them until 2017 when I turned 19.
I am hugely passionate about equality for Disabled People. Accessibility, Ableism, the Straw Ban, Invisible Illness, Disability Benefits and Ending the Awkward abled people often have around a disabled person.
I believe we all work best as a community that supports each other. If The World in My Words or my other social media channels can help even one person feel less alone or better educated on disability I know my efforts have been worth it. Although equality for Disabled People will be a life long battle. I aim to be and provide whatever it was I needed at different times in my life for others.
I am proud to be an AccessAble Champion and to work alongside such a wonderful company aiming to improve access information for Disabled People.
I have worked with BBC Wales and the BBC on pre-recorded interviews, live tv interviews and radio on a number of topics including accessible shopping, the straw ban and disability benefits. I have also written for the Scope Community on Sex and Relationships.
I hope you’re having as good a day as possible!