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Push It for ME Research – 11 Sep 2011

I’m asking for your help with Push It for ME Research. Push It is a 10k fundraising wheelchair push/walk for ME Research on Sunday 11 Sep 2011 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. My condition means I can’t run a marathon or

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Disability Shadow – Holga (Photography)

Taken with Holga FN. June 2010.

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Me Outside In (Drawing)

I’m outside in. That is to say I find myself constantly on the outside of things yet I spend almost all my days hidden from the world inside my house.   The illness I have swallows me whole and leaves me

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Weston Park – Holga (Photography)

I was actually in my wheelchair being pushed along this gravel path by my husband when I took this hence the soft (ahem) focus. Ugh I hate gravel paths – pretty to look at, hell to traverse. I never did

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DLA Lifeline (Drawing)

I rely on my Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for many things to help with my personal care, mobility and medical needs.  The British Government is seeking to stop paying this sort of allowance directly to people and to give funding

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My ME Life

My Life With ME/CFS I draw …   I paint …  I wait …   I lost my job …    I found myself …    I keep trying … I ache …  I struggle …      I’m always ill

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When My Disability Is Invisible

A blog post for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009 “I am still disabled when my disability is invisible” – a digital artwork. Just because my disabilities are not obvious because you can’t see a wheelchair, a cane or stick –

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ME/CFS Awareness May2009

International ME/CFS Awareness Day is 12 May with awareness events and campaigning throughout the month of May. I’ve started a new blog ME Aware to collate all our blogging for ME/CFS Awareness this year at As well as blogging I’ll

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About Determination & Attitude – For Beth

For Beth A (sort of) photo essay taken yesterday about determination in the face of illness and debilitation.   A stack of my sketchbooks – all used.  These are my A6 sketchbooks from the last 18 months.  I have one

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My Friday in Birmingham

Paul took me into Birmingham (UK) on Friday and we attended the Social Media Cafe.  I don’t have any photos from there.  But I did take some later. We had lunch at the Handmade Burger Company and it was absolutely

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Rachel Groves, Artist
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK