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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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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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Hanging out with those who inspired a generation!

Hanging out with those who inspired a generation!

On Saturday 30th August 2014, exactly two years to the day since ParalympicGB won its first medals during London 2012, I was lucky enough to visit Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford for National Paralympic Day 2014. A celebration of all things Paralympic, this annual festival saw the stars of London 2012 returning to the stadiums […]

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Wellbeing, Work and Wonderful Moments

Wellbeing, Work and Wonderful Moments

He’d been stabbed to death because of his gang allegiance and being in the wrong postcode. This same postcode was where I’d moved into only days earlier, after months of struggle to realise my dream. London. Where the streets are paved with gold. Only on this day the streets were paved with a white tent […]

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SMA Awareness Month

SMA Awareness Month

Here is a video blog on my views of having Spinal Muscular Atrophy and how you can donate to SMA support UK charity. Recorded in a forest somewhere in Poland. Please text ‘SMAS01 £2′ to 70070 and give £2 for SMA Support UK… It’s #SMAAwarenessMonth

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Living costs: my disability shopping list

Living costs: my disability shopping list

I have been what’s known as ‘disabled’ my whole life – oh, how society loves labels! I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which means I’m about as physically useful as a chocolate teapot… On top if this potentially dire situation, let’s look at my disability shopping list: Accessible housing – Very difficult […]

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Learn, Train and Master

Learn, Train and Master

There was a time I would be physically sick at the thought of public speaking, exams and other types of stressful endeavours. In my late teens, having gone down to 4.5 stone in weight after my spinal fusion operation, I was forced to drink protein shakes to stay alive. They were disgusting in taste and […]

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