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 made the transition to becoming a powerchair user. I have to say, I’m loving the powerchair life so far (and I’ve shared a little about my own experiences over on my Instagram page), but today I wanted to talk about one of the biggest barriers that held me back from making this decision for so long: self-confidence.
It was 18 months ago that I first started considering the possibility of a powerchair, but it was whilst doing my initial research that doubt began to set in. It soon became clear that every design, every bit of equipment, every organisation, every little thing I looked at, inherently made the association between powerchairs and… elderly people.
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