Life of Pippa Blog

Life Of Pippa, Spoonie Survival Kits…..And So Much More !


  Hi Everyone. ‘My name is Pippa, and I’m a chronically ill writer and blogger at Life Of Pippa. I’m originally from Sheffield, but moved to York for university and have been here ever since! I’ve had ME/CFS since I was a teenager, but was only diagnosed in 2014, following a relapse at the age of […]

18 Things I Learned In 2018


    From the Life Of Pippa blog.   Although I’m not a particularly superstitious person, there’s always been something about the number 18 in my family. It’s when all the birthdays and anniversaries and life events seem to fall, it’s the addresses we live at, and it always seems to be an intrinsically lucky […]

Finding Accessibe Work With A Chronic Illness


From The Life of Pippa Blog.   So, let’s talk about working with a chronic illness. Since I started blogging, there’s one question I’ve consistently been asked more than any other: how I got my flexible, work from home job. If you don’t already know, I split my time between employment with a well-known UK […]

Succeeding As A Disabled Person Without Being ‘An Inspiration’


  By Pippa Stacey in The Mighty.   If my story was part of an inspirational movie, dramatic music would play while I’d look meaningfully into the camera and gush about how becoming chronically ill changed my life for the better. I’d clasp my hands together and preach about how my condition helped me to […]

#SCOOTERGIRLCAMPAIGN – A Chat With Tanyalee Davis

Tanilee and Pippa

  From The Life Of Pippa.   As I’m sure many of you have seen, comedian Tanyalee has had her fair share of public transport issues lately. From being asked to move her mobility scooter to give priority to a passenger with a folding pram, to literally being left on a train when assistance failed […]

Powerchairs Aren’t Just For Elderly People


From The Life of Pippa Blog.   If you’re new to my blog, hello and a warm welcome! I’m Pippa, I’m 23, and I have a rather inconvenient chronic illness: you can find out more about me here. I’ve used a transit wheelchair for the last three years as my mobility has decreased, and I recently […]

The Stigma Around Accessible Employment


  By Pippa in Scope.   My name is Pippa, and I’m a psychology graduate living with chronic illness. I blog about accessible theatre, lifestyle and fundraising at Life Of Pippa, and today I’d like to talk about what I wish others knew about accessible employment. When I was at university, I thought that completing my studies […]

Using Mobility Aids When You Have An Invisible Illness


  By Pippa, from her Blog ‘Life of Pippa’.   “WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, THEN?” There’s no ideal time to acquire a long-term chronic illness, but becoming disabled halfway through your undergraduate degree has to be up there in the Least Convenient Life Situations list. Adapting to the student experience whilst learning to live with […]

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