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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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Politics, Media and Everyday People

Politics, Media and Everyday People

There seems to be such a void between politics, the media and everyday people. All I seem to read, watch and hear is immigrants and disabled people draining our society. Yet the recession, debt and issues we currently face began in financial sectors. Sectors that remain propped up by our government. A little economics 101. […]

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Martyn Sibley Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Martyn Sibley Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Great news! I’ve been nominated for the Positive Role Model category at the 2015 National Diversity Awards! See the official press release below… and please vote for me! The 2015 National Diversity Awards ceremony celebrates some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations from across the UK. The awards […]

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What Disables You?

What Disables You?

I don’t really remember when I first knew that I was disabled. I’ve heard stories of how I didn’t move like other toddlers. Then I remember being at school in my wheelchair. That first moment of knowing I was ‘different’ just doesn’t stand out. This is of course testament to my mum and dad. To […]

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DH Discounts: empowering disabled people through consumer choice

DH Discounts: empowering disabled people through consumer choice

Introducing DH Discounts, a new site offering discounts on anything from mobility aids to accessible holidays. Read on to see what more the site can offer you, how it can help you make your money go further, and how by clubbing together, we can empower ourselves to demand more from companies. Founded in July 2014 […]

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Sparks of Change

Sparks of Change

Peaks and Troughs. Ebb and Flow. However much I strive for consistency, it always seems to evade me. Partly because I guess ‘that’s life’. Partly because I seem to like to mix things up! I tend to regularly kick off new challenges. From finishing 2014 tired, living back home, and struggling with a deterioration in […]

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Best Mum in the World

Best Mum in the World

There’s a well told story in our family about the time my mum hit me around the head with a loaf of bread. Not the type of thing you’d expect to read, especially following this title! There’s another story where she poured a cup of water over me in bed. But before you call Social […]

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Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Today I went off the beaten track for a walk. A strange sentence to read, and indeed to write, from a wheelchair user. It’s a shame that language is sometimes used to cause offence. The general result is non-disabled people falling over themselves, so to not speak out of turn. While disabled people avoid certain […]

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5 things about me on World Rare Genes Day

5 things about me on World Rare Genes Day

Today is #WorldRareGenesDay and thanks to my esteemed friends Sam Mildon, Tori Elliott and Lauren West (plus a few others); I am to share 5 things you don’t know about me. Running a blog means I’ve spilled the beans already, so here’s some general thoughts for everyone on this important awareness raising day: 1) I […]

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Everything is Possible: video

Everything is Possible: video

Martyn Tweets @martynsibley World Changer @ www.martynsibley.com Co Founder @ www.disabilityhorizons.com Healthy Goodness @ www.todaherbal.co.uk

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Everything is Possible

Everything is Possible

As of 8pm on Saturday night we were finishing our Valentines dinner. I had packed my bags to stay at my mums for the week. Meanwhile Kasia was all set for a week of skiing with her dad in Austria. For no apparent reason I was struck with the idea of joining her. Following a […]

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