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Martyn SibleyMy blog aims to inspire, inform and change the world around disability issues, by sharing my individual experiences and personal journey. I talk about family, friends, love of music, struggles as a Tottenham Hotspurs fan, my world travels and crazy challenges. I also share hard learned advice on overcoming lifes barriers.

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My personal achievements show the world what is possible, but please remember that every individual makes their own journey and achieves in their own ways.

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My community projects, media work, world travels and businesses create conversations for people to learn, share, support and progress together. Please take a look below at my blog and subscribe here

Videos

Martyn SibleyWhen words are not enough, what can one do? I say grab the flipcam and film it!

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My videos show things in a new, interesting and exciting way. They often cover more thrilling occurrences; such as my world travels, flying a plane, or interviewing someone else of interest to you. The same ethos applies – inspire, inform and change.

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People have said how the videos get across my positive attitude to life, silly sense of humour and useful approaches to overcoming the everyday barriers of life.

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Checkout the latest videos on www.martynsibley.com/videos

 

Community Projects

I run my own digital community projects for you - disabled people, friends/family/professionals to disabled people, and anyone generally interested. They aim to bring people together; to share, learn and empower each other.

 

The best solutions come from disabled people themselves. However the more society and government understands the problems we face, and knows their own specific actions towards a solution; social change will occur faster.

 

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The Power of Action

The Power of Action

These last couple of months have been really tough. It feels like the carefree happiness of the past years all somehow caught up with me. I mean, I’m always ‘on it’ when it comes to life’s administrative tasks and firefighting problems. However, various problems have landed in my lap in one blast, and it has […]

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The Sky Is The Limit!

The Sky Is The Limit!

When I met AJ and Melissa Leon from Misfit-Inc I was living in London, single, mid 20′s, proud of my lifes achievements, but looking for much more. After approaching the Misfit duo at a work conference; we met up, dreamed up “martynsibley.com“, and I dreamed of everything it could lead to. I imagined my personal […]

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Accessibility Review

Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Accessibility Review

Last weekend I was invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company to go and see their new production of Love’s Labour’s Won – usually known as Much Ado About Nothing – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Not only was this my first time at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, it was also my first Shakespeare […]

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10 top tips for better health and wellbeing

10 top tips for better health and wellbeing

Ever since I was aware of having my disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (known as SMA), I understood that the messages didn’t go from my brain to all of my muscles. Even though I could feel everything, I just couldn’t stimulate the muscles to move much or at all. I also understood that it wasn’t […]

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The Red or The Blue Pill?

The Red or The Blue Pill?

As promised in my recent technology post I wanted to touch upon Science and Disability. Before we get going, I want to clarify that I’m not a professional in the science field and I’ve not geeked out before writing this post with books. I’m just a disabled guy observing a few recent news stories and […]

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Technology: how far would you take it?

Technology: how far would you take it?

One of my strongest negative childhood memories was being stuck in gravel. I had been at the park playing football, and was wheeling home for dinner. At the time I had a Turbo wheelchair, where the front wheels were big and the back were smaller. The little wheels couldn’t get the through the deeper gravel […]

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20 lessons from a ‘not abled’ guy

20 lessons from a ‘not abled’ guy

Usually around now, mid October, my winter dread kicks in hard about the imminent coldness/darkness/chest infections and so on. This year I’m surprisingly excited about the winter. I’ve got so many memories to digest from the summer, so many new plans to make, and so many books to read, films to watch and creativity to […]

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Accessible Festivals: Reading 2014

Accessible Festivals: Reading 2014

I love music. I always have. I remember singing lyrics to songs age 3. Music reminds me of past times, it’s part of my identity and it brings me close to other music lovers. This year wasn’t my first music festival or my first time at Reading. However it was the first time I could […]

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The New Forest National Park: an accessible adventure story

The New Forest National Park: an accessible adventure story

The New Forest has come a long way since William the Conqueror first began using the land as his private hunting ground in 1079. A natural haven in the heart of Hampshire, the New Forest is one of the most accessible national parks I’ve ever visited, and there’s a huge range of accessible activities on […]

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It’s all about you

It’s all about you

My mantra has always been ‘inspire, inform and change’ with my writing and projects. Five years after publishing my first blog post, I’d love to know what you’re after when it comes to my online ventures? To help you here, I’m wondering if you enjoy reading about my disability specific bits eg. care/equipment/funding. Or maybe […]

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