The study abroad countdown begins!

On saturday I submitted my study abroad application. I will be taking a year away from Coventry university to study in a Spanish speaking country. I had the option to either get a job or attend another university, considering I am very research focussed I didn’t even have to think about my answer. I have […]

What it’s Like to Look Blind

“I don’t want to look blind,” they say. I hear it time and time again in discussions with other people, those who have recently lost their sight and also those who have been blind since birth. “I’ll use sighted guide, if I walk with someone nobody will know.” “I won’t use a cane. I can’t […]

6 YA Books I Can’t wait to Read in 2017

It’s finally 2017 and I’m getting ready for another year of reading wonderful books. According to my Goodreads I only read a disappointing 43 books in 2016. I’m hoping to do better this year. Here are six books that I hope will get me back on track. History is all you left me: Adam Silvera […]

Studying Abroad for the Second Time

Most of you will know, but for those who don’t I’ll be spending next academic year studying in another country. I’m consumed with nervous excitement, with thoughts of planes and countries I have never visited before. I have always had the travel bug, but now more than ever I will get to live the dream. […]

Happy World Braille Day!

I started to learn braille when I was only a toddler. By the age of four and a half I entered school being able to read and write uncontracted braille. I then progressed onto grade 2 (contracted braille) and the maths and science codes. Braille was the foundation of my education. It enabled me to […]

2016 blogging roundup

This post is a little late, as I’ve only just finished a major update to the site. Nevertheless it’s here, and I’m so happy with it. 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year for me, both for my advocacy work and in my personal life. I like to write a short post at the […]

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Support Marginalised Authors

Here you can find a resource listing authors from marginalised backgrounds. I hope you will support them by buying their books and generally showing them some love. I was inspired to create this list by a discussion that happened on twitter and this tweet in particular. want to help? buy & read some books by […]

Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

A fun new series by Sarina Bowen, featuring some much loved characters. Description In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold… Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in […]

2016 Book Signings

I haven’t managed to write many book reviews lately, mostly because I’ve hardly had the time to read. I promise there will be a few going up over the holidays now I have a little more time. But this semester just gone I was lucky enough to attend a couple of book signings. I went […]