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 […]

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 […]

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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about Jayon UPDATE: As of 25/09/2015 Nigeria has been removed from the WHO's Polio Endemic List! Having been born in Nigeria, I hail from one of three countries where polio is still unfortunately endemic, the other two being Pakistan and Afghanistan. I had contracted the poliovirus before my ...Read More

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