Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Day | Dia de Espinha bifida & Hydrocefalia

25th October is world Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus awareness day, I was born with both and in this post you will learn a little bit more about my experiences. What is Spina Bifida? It is when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine and the …

Preconceptions – Children vs Adultos | Preconceito – Crianças vs Adults

I recently saw a video that was shared on Facebook of a little girl that had just got given a blade for her leg. In this video she was at school and all of her school friends were so excited for her, hugging her and running with her. It was amazing to see how she …

Accessibility, where is it? | Accessibilidade, onde está?

If you put yourself in someone else’s shoes just in that moment you will realize the struggles that they face on a daily basis.. Accessibility? Where is it? Only a hand full of places are accessible for all. It can be a very big struggle for myself or someone with a baby pram for example …

Lets talk about the word ‘disabled’| Vamos falar sobre a palavra ‘deficiência’

Let me start by saying I am not defined as disabled, better yet I don’t let my disability define me. My name is and always will be Melissa. Not the disabled girl or the girl in the wheelchair. Have you ever thought that, calling someone disabled may hurt their feelings? have you ever thought that …