Before beginning my blog, I had a conundrum to solve. I could have easily started a blog about football, or more specifically the Arsenal but there are so many of them in cyber space already. Another passion of mine is politics but it seems everyone nowadays has an opinion on that subject. Anyway, people may argue those two interests are rather questionable in the first place. It was back to the drawing board for me. As anyone who knows me will testify, I am not afraid to be different which got me thinking, what makes me unique? It’s because I am a ‘Wheelchair Boy’.
I do not in anyway define myself by my disability. My Facebook and Twitter photos are mostly of my top half and conceal the fact I am wheelchair bound. I rarely cry about it or ask for sympathy. I just get on with life. It’s not me who labels myself as a ‘Wheelchair Boy’ but instead society. People have never called me names but I know that there is an inherent prejudice towards disabled people which bubbles beneath the surface. I do not blame anyone or get angry because if I was able bodied, I’d take the exact same view.
The world is not going to change over night but hopefully, by reading this blog and finding out about my life, people will become slightly more aware and less ignorant.
Bye for now!