Image: Portrait photograph of a young adult female with long brunette hair and blue eyes, wearing a patterned top and smiling.
Contact Pippa: PippaLStacey at gmail.com
I am a writer living in York, North Yorkshire. I became chronically ill halfway through my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and write about the experience of being a disabled student, with an invisible illness.
My main interests are theatre and books. I am a critical reviewer for Broadway World UK, and also write about the shows I see in a personal capacity, over on my blog. Musicals and dance are particular passions of mine, and I've recently begun to give all the shows I see 'chronic illness friendly' ratings, in the hope of helping to make theatre more inclusive for all.
I also love to read, and my quarterly 'Books You Need In Your Life' series has attracted attention from various publishers in the UK, including Walker and Harper Collins. I enjoy recommending books to others with chronic illness, and am quick to call out any ableist language I stumble across in the books I read.
In addition to blogging, I also run my own social enterprise. Spoonie Survival Kits began in 2015, and the project has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. My favourite part of the role is providing accessible volunteering positions for others with long-term conditions: the lack of suitable education and employment opportunities for those with disabilities in the UK is appalling, and something I feel very strongly about, so I'm glad to be doing my bit to help out! Through Spoonie Survival Kits, I have also had many advocacy opportunities and have seen my writing on chronic illness published in various online magazines, charity websites, and chronic illness blogs.
Broadway World, June 2017: BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE: THE YORK SUFFRAGETTES
Life of Pippa, April 2017: Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes: Theatre Review
Standard Issue, October 2015: Little bags of happiness
Pippa is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat
Languages: English (Fluent)