Contact Emma: diaryofadisabledperson at gmail.com
I was born in Bradford in 1996, and was perfectly healthy until contracting viral meningitis at age 14. I never fully recovered and was left with ME/CFS, forcing me to use a wheelchair every time I left the house as I couldn't walk far. If anything, the CFS has actually got progressively worse over the past few years. I studied BSc Nutrition at the University of Leeds and graduated with a 1st class honours degree. Due to funding cuts I can no longer afford to progress into dietetics as originally planned, so I work in admin in the NHS to pay the bills. I started my blog about life as a disabled, bisexual woman in the 21st century in the final year of my degree, and while I discuss serious matters, I also like to discuss the humourous things that happen too. I never expected it to be so well received, but over the past 18 months it has grown and grown. I am now doing everything I can to spread my wings and make my voice heard in the writing world.
Diary of a Disabled Person, May 2018: M.E Awareness Week Question and Answer Vlog
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