Welcome to Rock For Disability!
Hello and welcome to my blog Rock For Disability. I bet when you first entered this site your immediate questions were who is this Emma Purcell and what is Rock For Disability about? Well here it is…
“Emma is my name and writing is my game! Rockin’ to some tunes, laughing with my mates and a Pompey fan til’ I die!”
Yes my name is Emma Purcell. I was born on 18 January 1994 and currently live in Alton, Hampshire in England.
I was born with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Acute Retinal Necrosis, meaning I’m registered blind. I have no sight in my right eye and approximately 20% sight remaining in my left eye. I use a powered wheelchair, have specialist prescription glasses to improve my sight slightly and dependent on carers.
I have a journalism degree and have a passion for music. My dream job is to become a music journalist. I love rock and alternative music and regularly attend gigs and festivals.
This blog will feature two blog posts a week; Monday Music which will have news, reviews and interviews with all rock music. On Friday’s I will share the ups and downs of being disabled, the difficulties of relying on carers, the stress of finding a suitable carers, what it’s like to live with sight loss, my journey to secure a job and sharing my adventures of social and leisure activities!
[UPDATE Aug 2019 – Due to my workload I’ve made Blog Schedule Changes meaning I will temporarily not be blogging on a weekly basis]
As well as my blogging, you can explore my freelance work including articles and videos for Disability Horizons and AccessAble.
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