So, what makes a 60+ disabled woman start a blog about fairness?
Having been chronically ill for over 20 years now I have had a lot of time on my hands. I have read, listened and watched what has been happening in our country and sadly have become more and more disillusioned with the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
I felt impotent as I digested the dreadful news concerning so many people who have been increasingly struggling, who have become disenfranchised and weary of the enormous hurdles they find when trying just to lead a ‘normal life’. I honestly felt there was no way out. I’ve had many conversations with friends over the years who have felt exactly the same.
However, two years ago, I started to feel that there might, just might, be a slim chance that life could change for the better. I was listening to an interview with Jeremy Corbyn. My ears pricked up. At last someone was making sense. I joined the labour party and so the patient wait began.
It took me a very long time to learn to use twitter, which I have to say I didn’t find particularly easy, but then my brain doesn’t always work very well. On many occasions I’d have to leave it for several weeks and then try again when I had more energy. Finally, just a couple of months ago, I mastered it!
Wow! What an amazing world there is out there! From my bed or sofa I can be part of society again. I began to feel that in my own small way I could, maybe, make a contribution.