Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my story!
My name is Helen and I was born in 1988 with arrested borderline hydrocephalus, spina bifida, ataxia and a mild low-tone hearing loss, along with endogenous depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In 2001, I also developed RSD Type 2 (Causalgia) as a result of a badminton injury, and later again in my foot and knee, from a swimming and walking injury, respectively.
While I left school with good grades, I struggled to find work because I didn’t need some of the more “normal” adaptations (like a wheelchair-friendly desk or a hearing loop) but I did need a manager who understood that I get good days and bad days with my chronic pain, which very few companies do. One of my biggest struggles in my quest to find employment was the types of jobs usually being offered to disabled people. I was offered jobs such as shoe shining or shelf-stacking, all of which are physically demanding on a broken body and not at all mentally rewarding for me. Disabled people may have a broken body, but we are still sharp in the mind!
I was passed from pillar to post and eventually I was forced to give up, resigning myself to a life on benefits and serving my husband as his housewife. I started to write in a journal after a relapse in my mental health and my husband nicknamed me “Jane Austen” because of the length of some of my entries. That was when I decided – I should set up a blog!
I set up Kinky With A Twist to show the world that disabled people absolutely can and do have plenty to offer. We have passions, interests, stories and skills, just like everybody else. We don’t want your sympathy, we just want your respect – we’re still perfectly normal people on the inside!
On this blog, you will find a variety of kinky topics and some fun ideas to spice up your bedroom, regardless of your physical ability. You can also take a browse of my other writings, read my TMI Tuesday or take a read of my guest posts elsewhere. On my blog I aim to deliver my content in a relatable, friendly way and using something else that I’m best known for – my quick wit and wicked sense of humour!
I hope my blog will inspire you and if there is anything you would like me to cover sometime, please do drop me an email!
Enjoy your visit!