About Me

I’m Katherine, a thirty nine year old  book, beauty and fashion addict and the fact that I am even here is amazing in itself. 

I was born extremely premature, one of twins (that was another surprise). We were both in a very poor condition at birth and were in the NICU. Multiple medical issues and complications from prematurity meant that my sister Natalie lost her fight for life while I was still fighting for mine. 

My official diagnoses are Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy  with Hydrocephalus, meaning that my muscles are stiff and my Cerebral Palsy affects all four of my limbs plus my trunk. I have very poor coordination and balance, plus partly dislocated hips, pelvic and foot issues and hand tremors. 

I’ll go into more detail as to why I have the disabilities I do at some point on my blog. 

I am registered legally blind because of the effects of my disabilities on my vision and I have hemianopia, squint astigmatism and nystagmus plus tunnel vision and no lateral vision. 

I am an electric wheelchair user and have a device called a shunt inside my brain which constantly drains cerebrospinal fluid into my abdomen as my body cannot regulate it itself. 

I am married and have Geography degree. I use assistive technology to blog (voice recognition software). I live with my husband who is also my carer. 

Makeup and clothes are my way of expressing myself  and I love words and language. I am fluent in Spanish  and  I love challenges and have taken part in various ones including NaNoWriMo and camp NaNoWriMo. I have drafts of my romance, women’s fiction, nonfiction and travel writing books and dream of being published one day. 

 

I blog about advanced review copy (ARC) books  (NetGalley)  but also about books I own. Makeup writing, disability issues and awareness  and life are my passions. Yes, the road may be tough but I always strive to be the best version of me I can be. 

I am featured on the  disability and lifestyle blog Undercover Superhero:

https://undercoversuperhero.com/2020/03/30/the-reality-of-cerebral-palsy-hydrocephalus-4-vision-impairments-guest-post-by-katherine/

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