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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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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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Whatever Will Be, Will Be

Whatever Will Be, Will Be

On Friday Kasia and I packed up and left what has been our Spanish home for the past 3 months. Other world travellers will know that every journey has a new significance. L’Ametlla de Mar in the Catalan was certainly no different for me. Getting here was years in the making alone. To know how […]

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San Juan: Sparklers, Fireworks and Bonfires

San Juan: Sparklers, Fireworks and Bonfires

On Monday 23rd June 2014, Kasia and I attended an amazing beach party. If I hadn’t have seen the posters before hand or the dutiful bonfire on the beach, I’d have thought we were amongst a war zone! It all started last week. Kasia was visiting a friend in Seville and my German friend Rico […]

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Accessible Tourism and the European Union

Accessible Tourism and the European Union

Apologies for the visual and audio quality! On Friday 6th June 2024, the European Commission and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) organised a conference on Accessible Tourism. It was called ‘Mind the Accessibility gap‘ and was held in Brussels. It followed the completion of 3 European wide studies on: 1) the economic impact […]

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Driving Dreams

Driving Dreams

When I was a teenager I had youthful exuberance and disability demons in abundance. Quite a weird combination. So much of me wanted to see the world and change it at the same time. However having Spinal Muscular Atrophy meant feeling it was all impossible for poor little me. Being able to drive is an […]

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Blogging, Business and Brilliantness

Blogging, Business and Brilliantness

In this video ‘selfie’ I discuss my blog, my business and the brilliantness of life. Martyn Tweets @martynsibley World Changer @ www.martynsibley.com Co Founder @ www.disabilityhorizons.com Social Media Man @ sma.sunnierdays.co.uk Healthy Goodness @ www.todaherbal.co.uk

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