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Rebecca Sherwood

About Rebecca Sherwood

Hi, I’m Rebecca, I live in the UK and I’m a 28-year-old qualified counsellor. Also, I have CP, which means that I permanently use an electric wheelchair. My interest in philosophy allows me to view my disability in a positive way, without letting it define me. I have recently finished studying a two-year philosophy course, and I am about to embark on an undergraduate degree, which I hope will broaden my perspectives about CP. I am pleased that this website provides a voice through writing because I believe that by sharing our ideas, we can break down the barriers surrounding disability.
27 08, 2015

Are We Really That Different?

By |August 27th, 2015|Mental|0 Comments

We are constantly confronted with the differences between able-bodied and disabled people, and my focus here is to explore whether or not this impacts the quality of life that disabled people have. It’s a common assumption that people with disabilities are less fortunate and unable to lead a fulfilling life. Of course, I can recognise […]

29 07, 2015

Time to Think – CP & Independence

By |July 29th, 2015|Mental|0 Comments

The medical profession defines me as requiring ‘constant care to cope with all activities of daily living’. On paper, I sound as if I am incapable of doing anything for myself, but this is untrue. I am able to think for myself. However, unfortunately, the physical implications of Cerebral Palsy don’t allow for me to […]