Disability, hope, Mama mifsud blog, Me, Perception

Flying on the wings of change

I think I'm finally finding my place in the world. I had no idea where this journey would take me when I embarked upon it, but I find myself with a new unwalked path ahead of me. I set out with no agenda other than to clear my head of the conflicting thoughts swirling around,… Continue reading Flying on the wings of change

Disability, Health and politics, Invisible illness, Mama mifsud blog, Me, Media, mental health, Perception

Please, see ME….

I'm coming off the back of a bad one. It's always strange when I have been stuck in the house so much. I almost get scared of the outside world, that something terrible is going to happen to me if I venture out into it. How will I speak to people? Will anyone even see… Continue reading Please, see ME….

Disability, hope, Mama mifsud blog, Perception

Walk on by…..

I am one of the 19% of the UK population who lives with disability. Yes, that's one in every five people live with a disability of some kind. To put it another way 11.9 million British people.¬†Even I had no idea that the figures were so high. The word 'disabled' covers a broad spectrum of… Continue reading Walk on by…..

Health and politics, left, Mama mifsud blog, Perception, Politics, Uncategorized

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

hope, Invisible illness, Mama mifsud blog, Me, parenting, Perception, Uncategorized

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