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 A letter to children with rheumatoid arthritis 

Hey you. I see you, with your cheeky smile and wise eyes. First things first I want you know that everything is going to be ok. You will need to be brave a lot and learn to be strong, but you will be ok. I expect lots of things are changing right now, you are… Continue reading  A letter to children with rheumatoid arthritis 

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Empire State of mind

Today I had a huge decision to make. Which version of myself I chose to present in my medical assessment with ATOS, on behalf of the DWP. Do I go in, with my usually sunny, positive disposition, and risk being told that I am obviously coping fine, or do I go in showing the vulnerable,… Continue reading Empire State of mind

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The power of perception

So what do you do? An innocuous enough question, bandied around in that truly British way upon meeting strangers. But how much do you or I  assume when faced with the answer? I am a second chef in a seafood restaurant, and a single mother with two young children. I am the writer, producer and… Continue reading The power of perception