Luxuriating in Liverpool

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 10th, 2014

So as many of you know, I’m on my way to Liverpool. This is exciting for me for two reasons, 1) this will be my very first time in Northern England and 2) I’ll be with 3 good friends of mine. On the way over to the station from my house, I took a cab […]

New York, New Walk

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 8th, 2014

During my time in university, I had the opportunity to do a semester abroad and I chose to go to Cal State Long Beach in California in 2010. While I was there, the infamous “spring break” was my first opportunity to get out of SoCal and see what else there was out there in the […]

Sightseeing at a Parisian Pace – 4

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 6th, 2014

When I wasn’t busy jumping queues and outrageously flaunting my disability [for the greater good, of course] I met up with new and old friends in Paris.   Having been a member of Couchsurfing for coming up to 4 years now, I have been able to meet people from all over the place by either […]

Sightseeing at a Parisian Pace – 3

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 6th, 2014

It must be said that while it did infuriate me to no end the lack of accessibility within the Paris public transportation system, travelling while crip did have many perks. One of which was queue jumping, I was able to bypass lines by simply having the correct accessories. Come on son, you know I ain’t […]

Sightseeing at a Parisian Pace – 2

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 6th, 2014

However, even with all these things going for the city, it is one of the worst that I have come across in terms of transportation and accessibility. This would be a common sight in all metro stations that I had visited during my week in the city; Just staircase after staircase with more around every […]

Sightseeing at a Parisian Pace

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 2nd, 2014

So I’m on my way to Kings Cross St Pancras getting ridiculously excited about my trip. I head into the small Marks and Spencer within the station to pick up some food for the ride. This was a nightmare as I had to deal with my crutches, luggage and a hand basket, but I did […]

Victoria is a Queen

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 26th, 2014

Victoria was a Queen. She is still the longest reigning monarch that has ever been on the British throne, but Victoria is also the name of one of the London Underground lines on TfL. And in my not so humble opinion, the greatest line ever in London. She is one of the newer lines and […]

How To Work With Disability

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 30th, 2019

Work Flowers

Looking for your first job or trying to get back into the world of work after some time away can be a rather daunting task. Between varying working patterns, preparing for interviews and factoring in transportation and location, it is enough to make you feel tired. However, when you add in disability, everything that was […]

Commonwealth Women’s Forum

Posted by Jay in Travel on April 26th, 2018

Commonwealth Women’s Forum I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend the Commonwealth Women’s Forum. This was only the second time that there had been a Women’s Forum. The first one was in Malta two years prior. The different Commonwealth forums focus on a certain topic, Women, Business, People, and Youth Forums. Various members of […]

Best Monday Ever Sponsored By Lerato Foods & Hamilton

Posted by Jay in Travel on April 10th, 2018

LUCKY MONDAY Monday is a day that is thought of as the beginning to a long work or school week. If your birthday happens to land on a Monday, you don’t go around jumping for joy. Cuz even if you are free to celebrate, chances are that nobody else will be able to enjoy it […]

Filming in Greenwich for Accessible London

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 12th, 2018

WHY GREENWICH? Greenwich is an inner London borough located in zones 2 and 3 on the London underground. It borders the boroughs of Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets and is South of the Thames River. Greenwich Maritime is a UNESCO World Heritage site, that was inscribed in 1997. This includes the town centre, royal park and all […]

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport IS The Destination

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 5th, 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the second busiest airport in India, after Delhi’s Indira Ghandi Airport. It was originally called Sahar International Airport before the name changed. It was named after Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was the first monarch of Raigad Fort. Regardless of whether you are arriving in Mumbai, flying off somewhere […]

Johannesburg v Cape Town – Which South African City Should You Visit?

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 31st, 2018

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DILEMMA South Africa is an amazing country to visit, this enormous nation is home to so many delights. From it’s geography as the most Southern point of the African continent, to it’s people and the wealth of culture they bring. The most famous of them all being the late Nelson Mandela, the […]

Mainstreaming Disability LSE Talk

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 20th, 2018

Mainstreaming Disability: The Invitation Mainstreaming Disability was an LSE talk that I was invited to be a part of earlier in the week, organised by the LSE Student Union. They sought to ask the important question of how we as a society could make change and actually make positive steps in mainstreaming disability. I had been invited […]

What To Do In Antwerp – Part 2

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 18th, 2018

Antwerp has so much to offer that I had to separate it into two posts! You can find the first Antwerp post here. So let’s not waste any time and dig right into part two of this fabulous little city! MAS Museum Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) is a very unique museum, and unlike any that I […]

What To Do In Antwerp – Part 1

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 5th, 2018

ANTWERP As I’d said in a previous post, I found Antwerp to be an accessible city. It is the compactness of Antwerp that makes it so easy to get around, and allows you to see so much in a short space of time. Here is my guide on all the amazing places you can (and […]

The Joy & Validation I Get From Black Travel Events

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 13th, 2017

Black travel events enthusiast? No doubt you have seen me a lot in the past few months. I have been going to a lot of black travel events or BAME travel events, after my long hiatus. Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of all travel centred events and conferences. But there is something […]

What It Is Like Travelling With A Disability

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 3rd, 2017

Today is 3rd December, and the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD). It was originally created by the United Nations in 1992 “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of on the situation of persons with disabilities in […]

That Time I Got Accused Of Stealing in Brazil

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 20th, 2017

It is very, very important that I preface this post by saying this: While I was wrongly accused of stealing in Brazil, I honestly do not think that it was because of my race. Right, let’s get stuck in… While this particular incident happened to me over 18 months ago, I have never actually told […]

What Happened July of Last Year

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 13th, 2017

So, I know what you are wondering, where has Jay gone? Well, guess who took an impromptu hiatus and basically fell off the social media ride? This woman! The reason for my unexpected ghosting was basically that life got in the way. As it has been known to do. I was never brought up to […]

Phenomenal Women: Commonwealth & Beyond

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 10th, 2017

ROAD TO COMMONWEALTH Every Woman Matters Summit It is not often in my life that I get opportunities to meet with and speak to people that really are the movers and shakers of the world. Those that have the status, desire and connections to bring about positive change to the world. I had the great fortune […]

Accessible Antwerp: How To Explore Antwerp With A Disability

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 23rd, 2017

Accessible Antwerp The greatest thing about Antwerp is that it is a delightfully compact city. Having never been before, I had hoped that this European city would not be too difficult to navigate. Exploring anywhere with a disability, can be a bit tricky at times, but I had no issues with accessible Antwerp! I’m glad to say […]

Review: Antwerp City Hostel

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 21st, 2017

Antwerp City Hostel was the place that I called home for a few days during my time in Antwerp. Having never been to Antwerp before I was not sure what to expect. So I did a little research and decided to go with a hostel that was close to a lot of tourist attractions and […]

Accessible London: A Guide to Fun

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 14th, 2017

Accessible London is both true and untrue. Some of my favourite places and spots in the city are delightfully wheelchair friendly. Railings as far as the eye can see, lifts aplenty and enough ramps to get you to the Moon! (This is of course ludicrous, and a complete lie). Many tourist spots and highlights in […]

Travel Highlights of 2016

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 31st, 2016

This year has been really good for me travel wise, I was able to explore new continents. Finally meet some friends that I have around the world for the very first time, and made new ones. Like my travel highlights of 2015 this post will take a look back at my travel highlights of 2016, to […]

Black Girls Travel Too London

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 13th, 2016

BLACK GIRLS TRAVEL TOO & DANNY Black Girls Travel Too was founded by lifestyle coach Danny Mitchell, to emphasis the fact that black girls do indeed travel. Danny is based in Texas, and combines travel with empowerment to encourage and support black women. I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny for a few years […]

World Travel Market: What To Expect

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 7th, 2016

World Travel Market 2016 was the first time I had ever attended this huge event in the travel world. I am actually quite a latecomer to the show considering it has been happening annually since 1980. I would have attended the World Travel Market last year, but I was too busy exploring South Africa at […]

Review: Thames River Services Sightseeing Tour

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 1st, 2016

Thames River Services allows visitors to cruise through the heart of London and see the sights from a different angle. With over 50 years of experience, they offer stunning views of the city’s famous landmarks with enough history and information to complete a history report on the capital! Last week I had the pleasure of boarding […]

Review: Planet Hollywood London

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 16th, 2016

Planet Hollywood was launched in the winter of ’91 in New York. It is a dining experience centred around the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and the stars that live and work in Tinseltown. Planet Hollywood made a home for itself in London, a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Circus. I recently went there to […]

How Arzhan Fund Is Making Kazakhstan More Accessible

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 12th, 2016

Arzhan Conference The Arzhan Foundation, established in May 2010, pursues social and other socially useful purposes. They aim to provide assistance to socially vulnerable groups and people affected by emergencies, through the implementation of charitable and social projects. They offer free courses on professional orientation and the socialisation of students with and without special needs. They […]

Almaty: Original Big Apple

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 9th, 2016

Almaty is the original Big Apple. I know, you are probably shaking your head right now. New York is the right answer, you are 100% certain of this. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. While this amazing city definitely holds a dear place in my heart, Almaty wore the crown first. It used to be the former capital […]

Liberty Drives Free Wheelchair Accessible Tours In Hyde Park

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 30th, 2016

Liberty Drives is quite possibly the best thing in London that you have never heard of. This amazing charitable scheme was started 19 years ago in 1997. They offer 30 – 50 minute tours around London’s Hyde Park grounds on wheelchair accessible buggies. This service may be used by people with disabilities, or reduced mobility and their caregivers, friends or […]

São Paulo Is Worth Seeing

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 27th, 2016

São Paulo was one of the cities I visited in Brazil earlier this year, but I almost didn’t go at all. I had been pestering people that had been to Brazil before, for the must see places. São Paulo never featured, or it was made fun of, in favour of places like Rio. The only reason […]

Brazil Will Always Inspire Wanderlust

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 16th, 2016

I have been reminiscing about my month long tour of Brazil, with all the excitement of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Even before I had made the leap to book a ticket, I had been dreaming about Brazil for as long as I could remember. It seemed to be filled with beautiful landscapes, beautiful weather and beautiful […]

4 Ways Buzzfeed Makes It Annoying To Live In London

Posted by Jay in Travel on April 13th, 2016

Like most people, I have been known to waste the best part of a day meandering through the various quizzes and listicles that adorn the Buzzfeed webpage. But one thing has just gotten out of control, they keep making it more and more annoying to live in this city. We are aware that everyone hates […]

My Study Abroad In California Changed My Life For The Better

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 20th, 2016

When I was in university, I had the opportunity to be able to have a study exchange for the second half of my 2nd year. Obviously, I jumped at this chance, as when else would I be able to live abroad for half the year while still getting maintenance grants? Being a disabled young woman, my […]

How Tastings At Cubana London Made Me Want To Visit Cuba

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 15th, 2016

Last week I attended a few tastings at Cubana London at their Smithfield branch. I had found out about the events through Facebook. Having never been to Cuba before, I have always had an interest in visiting the island, especially as US citizens were allowed to enter the country once more. Definitely wanted to get there before […]

That Time China Showed Me My Passport Privilege

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 1st, 2016

On my recent trip to Hong Kong as part of my HSBC tour, one of my stops was Shanghai. It was an absolute nightmare getting to Shanghai in the first place, but what I experienced at Pudong Airport made me come face to face with my own privilege. Namely, the privilege I get from my […]

5 Free Things to do in Hong Kong

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 31st, 2016

During my time in Hong Kong recently, I had an absolutely amazing time. I ate Chinese food to my heart’s content, met up with some dear friends and explored the city. While Hong Kong may have a reputation as being an expensive place to live and travel around, there are a few things you can […]

That Time Virgin Atlantic Treated Me Like A Princess

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 19th, 2016

Everyone knows that preparing for a holiday and flying can be one of the most stressful experiences you have to deal with before relaxing in a different country. Now this is further compounded if you happen to be a disabled traveller and have so many other things to arrange and think about before you jet […]

Disabled Black Women: Part II

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 6th, 2016

Continuing with my search for fabulous disabled black women doing great things, I have found these great ladies. They show that a disability nor skin tone should prevent you from doing what you truly want. They’re dancers, models, lawyers as well as friends, and sisters. From her website: Zazel-Chavah O’Garra is an accomplished dancer, actor, […]

Travel Resolutions for 2016

Posted by Jay in Travel on January 3rd, 2016

I have been to many countries around the world, and seen some absolutely incredible things along the way. Met some awesome people that further inspired my wanderlust and addiction to travel. However, most of my trips have been on the European continent, and I have only gone to other parts of the world because of […]

Travel Highlights of 2015

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 31st, 2015

I have been very blessed this year and was able to add a few more countries on to my list of places I have travelled. I have had the opportunity to go to the continent of Africa twice this year, and was able to see more of the UK. I have made new friends from […]

8 Reasons Why Packing Is The Worst

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 29th, 2015

I love travelling, this is obvious as I have a website dedicated to my love of travelling. However, the one thing that I absolutely detest about the life of travel is packing. Packing is the absolute worst thing for me and with how often I travel, these are some of the things that annoy me […]

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa & the Wandering Leg

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 22nd, 2015

While I was in South Africa last month, I wanted to tick as many items off my bucket list as I could. Having already bungee jumped off a bridge earlier on during my trip, I decided to try my hand at shark cage diving. I have always been a big fan of being in the water […]

The Many Mosques of Istanbul

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 16th, 2015

Having travelled through different parts of Europe, apart from a few distinguishing landmarks and buildings, they’re very similar in design. The churches abound, the supermarkets all become one and you would be forgiven for getting your cities mixed up. When I went to Istanbul earlier this year, the things that stood out for me, and many […]

5 Black Travel Groups You Should Follow On Instagram

Posted by Jay in Travel on December 5th, 2015

Black travel is big business, and has been growing steadily for a while now. While may seem that black people do not travel as often or as far as their white counterparts (due to many, many reasons), these awesome groups that I follow highlight and celebrate the art of black travel.   Created by Zim […]

14 reasons you have to go to South Africa right now

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 28th, 2015

I came back from South Africa less than a month ago and I already want to go back! If you were unsure of where to go for the winter holidays, or just wanted a new destination to fantasise about, South Africa is definitely the place for you. Here are 15 reasons why you should start […]

The N Word and the Comfort of White People

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 28th, 2015

I had an absolutely amazing time in South Africa, if any of my Instagram pictures are anything to go by, I had the best time of my life. However, my trip wasn’t without the casual racism and ignorance of white people. But of course, you’re not surprised you have probably been in the same position […]

Disabled Black Women – Part I

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 24th, 2015

Vilissa Thompson is the creator of the advocacy organisation Ramp Your Voice! find out more about who she is and what she is trying to do below. In her own words: I am Vilissa Thompson, a proud disabled woman of color, social worker, and advocate.  I created my advocacy organization, Ramp Your Voice!, two years ago to […]

Flying while Crip: Bungee Jumping

Posted by Jay in Travel on November 20th, 2015

I have always had a thirst for adventures, pushing myself to the limit and seeing how far I could possibly go. Unfortunately, the ridiculous expensiveness of living in London meant that I was unable to do any of the scary and potentially dangerous things I wanted to, until now. I went to South Africa for […]

Disabled people are usually funny

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 14th, 2015

If you happen to be friends with or know somebody that has a disability, you might have noticed one thing that we all seem to have in common: humour. More often than not we will be funny, we’ll make you laugh and sometimes we are the life of the party. Now this is a generalization […]

10 signs you are the worst disabled traveller ever

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 12th, 2015

1. When you know a certain lift is impossibly slow, you will just walk up the stairs. And complain every single step of the way. Yeah, I’ll just mutter to myself about the injustice of slow lifts. While completely ignoring the small miracle that there’s even a lift available. 2. You carry way too many […]

The Missing Disabled Black Women

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 8th, 2015

Most people are aware of the hierarchy within many societies around the globe. At the very top are rich white heterosexual cis-gender men, followed closely by white women with the same characteristics. In the middle you get everyone from poor white people, rich people of colour, black men, East Asians, Middle Eastern people and so […]

Olivia Christine – OChristine

Posted by Jay in Travel on October 5th, 2015

Who are you and how long have you been travelling for? I am Olivia Christine and travel has been my passion for many years. I started identifying myself as a “traveler” in 2012, while juggling my wanderlust with work. I quit my job in early 2014 to travel full-time and pursue my own definition of […]

Travelling is bad for my health

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 28th, 2015

“What on earth are you doing here? Should you really be here?” Those questions are what I imagine are going through the heads of people that have seen me on holiday around the world. And the answer to the last question is, no, I should probably not be here. I have polio, and due to […]

Polio free Nigeria

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 27th, 2015

via End Polio Now   For too long Nigeria had been on the horrible polio list. These were the countries that still had an issue with polio, and it was endemic to these three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were the only nations is left in the entire world that still had polio as […]

The Nigerian language problem

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 25th, 2015

I was born in Nigeria and lived with different family members around the country until I moved to London five years later. There are many different tribes within Nigeria, but the three largest are; the Yoruba tribe, the Ibo tribe and the Hausa tribe. I am Yoruba but did spend some time in the North […]

In Living Colour: Living while technically black

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 23rd, 2015

A couple of months ago, I went to see Dear White People with a friend of mine at an independent cinema in Brixton. I had been excited to see the film as I had seen the trailer for it months beforehand and it appeared to have a good premise. As well as a wicked sense of […]

Temple on Valentines Day

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 17th, 2015

Earlier this year I decided that I absolutely needed to see more of my grand ol’ city and what it has to offer. Unfortunately, I am not quite ready for a full on nomadic, travelling for years kind of trip. So what do you do as a single gal in London on Valentines Day? Go […]

Greece v Everybody

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 16th, 2015

I had been looking forward to this trip for the longest time, I would be going to Athens and soaking up the history, food and culture of one of the birthplaces of modern civilisation. Many of the thoughts, ideas and innovations we are used to nowadays are thought to have been established in Greece. Who […]

Nastasia – Dame Traveler

Posted by Jay in Travel on September 11th, 2015

Who are you and how long have you been travelling for? I’m Nastasia and I am the founder of Dame Traveler! I started travelling in 2010 after my now husband introduced me to the world of travel. I’ve been addicted since! How do you fund your travels? Aside from travelling becoming a business for me, […]

Erick Prince – The Minority Nomad

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 2nd, 2015

Who are you and how long have you been travelling for? I’m Erick Prince and I’ve been travelling since 2001. To clarify, I joined the military then and served a bit over ten years. So travel was always part of my job. As a professional travel journalist I’ve been going about three and a half […]

The Only Way is Sussex

Posted by Jay in Travel on July 19th, 2015

A few weeks ago, myself and two other friends made the trip from London to the Seven Sisters Cliffs in East Sussex. I have been trying to see more of the UK recently, and we decided on the cliffs as it is not that far from London, so the travel time would not eat into […]

Charity Crip Walk

Posted by Jay in Travel on July 16th, 2015

I recently went on a sponsored walk for the JP Morgan Chase Challenge in aid of the charity Age UK. The course was 5.6 kilometres or roughly 3.5 miles, and I had signed myself up for the race well ahead of time as I knew that I would be able to do it. Having travelled quite […]

The Marrakech Mile – 1

Posted by Jay in Travel on June 10th, 2015

I had booked to go to Marrakech in early June without giving it much thought. Other than how excited I was to be going to the continent of Africa since I had left Nigeria so many years ago. While Morocco is not Sub – Saharan, it is on the mainland and I just couldn’t wait […]

Views from the 6

Posted by Jay in Travel on June 3rd, 2015

Yes, I was clearly inspired by Drizzy Drake for the title of this post, but I think it’s apt! When it comes to going on holiday and deciding what to do while I am there, I like to push myself as hard as I possibly can. Usually starting from the morning and not going back […]

Aren’t you scared?

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 31st, 2015

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. – Georgia O’Keefe The picture above is from many years ago when I went on a camping trip with school. And insisted that I also join in climbing up […]

Bath Time

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 27th, 2015

For a long time now, whenever I wanted to go on holiday or have a quick trip somewhere I always looked to places off the British Isles. But I decided earlier this year that I should see more of what the UK has to offer. So myself, along with two fabulous women from work chose […]

Lopsided Glory

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 14th, 2015

As I had recently posted onto my Facebook page, I had gone to the doctors to get some new callipers and new boots as mine had been through the wars with my constant travelling and moving around. Thankfully this time I was able to go to a hospital in the city, instead of having to […]

Ambling around in Amsterdam – 2

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 9th, 2015

The next day in the city was started off with rotten weather, it had been raining. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re from London you must be used to crappy weather. While I am used to it, I certainly do not like it. Due to this grey start to the day, I lounged in […]

Ambling around in Amsterdam – 1

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 4th, 2015

When I first went to Amsterdam a few years back, I did not know about the [then] Queen’s day festival and parade that went along with it. So this year I decided to book my holidays so that I would be around for the Koningsdag celebrations. And with this particular trip abroad, I would do […]

Ambling around in Amsterdam – 3

Posted by Jay in Travel on April 29th, 2015

The next day must have been the chillest day I’ve ever had while on holiday. I usually try to pack as much into my days as possible which ends with me being quite tired by the end as I’ve been walking around for ages. Waking up the following morning in Jacq’s flat, I meandered and […]

The C Word

Posted by Jay in Travel on April 19th, 2015

  No, not that C word, or the other C word. I am talking about ‘cripple’. This is a rarely used term nowadays because it is used as a pejorative term about those who have a physical disability, especially those who are unable to walk or have difficulty walking. The term I grew up hearing […]

Idling in Iceland – 3

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 29th, 2015

By the time me and my friend got to Grindavik, it was already dark so I went straight to bed. As she needed to go back to the capital to sort some things out, I went with her and had a quick lesson about the surrounding area with lava just sitting right underneath. What was […]

Idling in Iceland – 2

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 22nd, 2015

After we had finished dinner at the restaurant, I wanted to get an early night so that I would be up bright and early for my next day of adventure. By this time, we had extra people in the hostel but I only got to meet a nice Canadian woman who had a lot of […]

Idling in Iceland – 1

Posted by Jay in Travel on February 8th, 2015

So I had just gotten the okay from work to be able to go on my winter wonderland adventure in Iceland and Sweden. First thing I needed to do? Replace my poor stolen bag. Luckily for me, Sportsdirect were having a big ol’ sale at the time so I was able to get this beautiful […]

Mysterious Girl

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 22nd, 2014

Here’s a list of things not so many people know about me. As even though I do talk a lot, it’s rarely about myself or anything specific about my disability. I have found that people’s favourite subject is themselves, so here’s a little bit about me. 1.My right leg is like 2- 3 inches longer […]

Travelling while black

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 16th, 2014

Travelling while black is bad for your health via @Megan Sims Looking the way I do, I don’t pose any kind of threat to anyone apart from a bug that might get caught under my shoe. I am 5’2; I am disabled and most importantly look disabled and non-threatening. I am not the poster child […]

Crippin’ safely

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 11th, 2014

Travelling while crip is already hard enough without having to worry about getting attacked, mugged or ending up on the news for all the wrong reasons. Having travelled by myself for a lot of my trips, I have had my fair share of creeps, weirdos and marriage proposals. But I have thankfully been able to […]

Good Attitude

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 8th, 2014

A few days ago while at work,  I was asked by some ladies how I managed to maintain my positive attitude and love for myself. This was spurred on by the fact that I had said how great I think I am, and fabulous I thought I looked. Now this may sound conceited, probably because […]

Difficult, not impossible

Posted by Jay in Travel on August 5th, 2014

Whenever people ask me where I would like to travel, I would immediately think, everywhere. But unfortunately, some places will be super difficult to explore but here’s hoping not impossible. Here’s a list of some of the places around the world that I want to go to but that could prove to be a bit […]

Reactions from ATL

Posted by Jay in Travel on July 29th, 2014

Having been disabled nearly all of my life, I have come to notice the many different reactions people have to me and my disability. So I have enlisted the help of some of the Housewives of Atlanta to illustrate with a handy list of some of the more popular ones. See any in yourself?   […]

Rain Dance

Posted by Jay in Travel on July 29th, 2014

Do you get wet when it rains? This was the question a guy in my Religious Education class asked me in secondary school after an unsurprisingly rainy day in London. It was a question that took me by surprise as the answer was so obvious, or so I thought. “What the hell kind of question […]

Cruising in Cornwall – 2

Posted by Jay in Travel on June 30th, 2014

When I am not getting hounded by dogs [genius!] about trespassing on their territory, I am making my way over to St Michael’s Mount to enjoy what it had to offer. Or so I thought. Because of the nonsense that I was put through trying to get back from Porthcurno by the time that I […]

Cruising in Cornwall – 1

Posted by Jay in Travel on June 24th, 2014

I recently returned from Cornwall [with all of my luggage, thank you very much] and had an absolutely amazing time, met some of the nicest people and saw how beautiful England really could be, once the bus had arrived. But seriously though, check this out; Porthcurno on the way to Minack Theatre I am awful […]

Fortunate Life

Posted by Jay in Travel on May 12th, 2014

So I got robbed. R.I.P this sweatshirt Despite the rocky beginning with polio and everything, I have led a very fortunate life. I have never been to a funeral, I have never been in a fight and I don’t know anyone that has gone to jail, let alone been there myself. Not saying that I […]

Do You Validate Crutches?

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 30th, 2014

This is a remark that I regularly hear from people, both strangers and friends alike. Once they notice the gleam from my crutches they comment that they have used crutches before and therefore “understand” how difficult it is to walk around with them. Then they give me a look waiting for me to validate those […]

Milling around in Milan

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 26th, 2014

Italy has been on my list of places to see for a while now, and in March I planned a trip to visit Milan and then move onto Florence. So as per usual, I am getting pretty excited about going and generally annoying everyone around me until I finally leave. Unfortunately, as many people who […]

Let us pray

Posted by Jay in Travel on March 8th, 2014

I’m gonna need to pray for that leg… An emotion that my disability seems to inspire in some people is that of sympathy, they want to make things better for me. I have never really had a problem with it, as for me it’s just people trying to help and never having any malicious intent […]

Kids will ask anything. Anything.

Posted by jayon in Travel on March 7th, 2014

“Don’t look at that ladies’ leg/Stop staring at that woman/Stop asking questions” Is that your real leg? Don’t lie.   These are phrases that I have heard parents and guardians regularly tell kids, it’s not polite. And it isn’t polite, but kids everywhere are the same, regardless of geography if they see something different or […]

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