My summary of March 2019

I have been an extremely busy bee again this month; Writing up numerous articles, attending events and networking with various people.

Freelance Work

As I mentioned last month, my workload at Disability Horizons has grown lots. I have begun conducting interviews with various famous disabled people for the online magazine. So far I have secured interviews with Sophie Morgan, Jules Robertson, RJ Mitte and Warwick Davis. Sophie has sent me her answers and I’m in the process of writing up the article. The others I’m still awaiting answers and still prepping for interviews. Unfortunately Ade Adepitan and Liz Carr are currently unavailable for interviews but I hope to try and get them involved again later on this year.

On 12th March, I attended as Disability Horizons reporter at the Outstanding Attitude Awards, created by disability charity, Attitude Is Everything; which celebrated accessibility for deaf and disabled people at music venues across the UK.

Furthermore, I went to Naidex, a disability exhibition that showcases businesses and charities that support independence for disabled people. I was lucky enough to meet with the teams at Disability Horizons and AccessAble.

Full details of the above events are available in my blog round up below.

Books

As part of my challenge to read more classic literature, this month I read two books from the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis. I read book 1: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and book 2: Prince Caspian. I was already aware of the stories and have watched the film adaptations in the past. I was rather surprised as to how short they were and they didn’t have as much detail as I expected. I did consider reading the whole series but to be honest, I became rather bored by the second book. I then got sidetracked by reading romantic books by Sophie Kinsella, whose work I have admired for a few years now and really enjoy reading.

Blogging customisation

I’m also pleased to say I have finally completed customising my new theme on this blog. I am now using a theme called Sapor which I love but I did have a few difficulties changing the colour scheme of the links and laying out some of the widgets. However with a bit of perseverance, patience and googling various instructions and tutorials, I finally managed to make my blog look the way I wanted it. It’s not too plain, it’s not too colourful but it’s just right. I chose purple as my main colour because it is the colour of disability and as disability is a big part of my blog, I thought it was the best choice of colour. Please let me know your thoughts on how my blog’s new look and suggest any tweaks or changes you might like to see.

Blog post roundup

In case you missed any of my blog posts this month, here is a roundup of them:

1. Is there a gender gap in rock music?

2. Team BRIT and Nicolas Hamilton launch racing academy for disabled drivers

3. How the Access Card schene can help you convey your needs

4. New Music: Siren by Days To Come

5. The battle of securing my new wheelchair seating

6. Music Interview: Kurt Riley

7. Blogger Q&A: Ask Me Anything (please continue to send me your questions for this upcoming Q&A)

8. Top accessible music venues – as voted in the Outstanding Attitude Awards

9. Disability Horizons is creating Social Change | Patreon

10. New Music in 2019: Part 1

11. Naidex45: In Review

12. Review: Matilda the Musical

5 Favourite Blog Posts

Here are my 5 favourite blog posts I’ve read this month:

1. Silent Symptoms of Chronic Illness – Loneliness and Isolation by Despite Pain

2. My struggle with confidence by Elin at My Blurred World

3. The Ups And Downs of Reading, Books, Ebooks and Audiobooks – World Book Day by Gemma at Wheelescapades

4. Campaign against cabby corruption by Daniella Jade Lowe at The View From Where I Sit

5. How Do I Stay Motivated by Write Soarky

That concludes my March summary. What have been your highlights or favourite blog posts this month. Please share your thoughts in the comments box or social media.

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One thought on “My summary of March 2019

  1. It sounds like you had a really great month full of exciting things! Thank you so much for featuring one of my posts as one of your favourites, it means a lot. Have a great weekend 🙂

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