Personal stories

Why I’m rejecting the label of ‘disabled’ that’s come with an autistic spectrum diagnosis

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I have recently been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But, not only have I received this new label from my diagnosis, I’ve automatically picked up another label too… I am now classed as ‘disabled’. Now, I recognise my diagnosis, but does that really mean I’m ‘disabled’ just because I have been diagnosed with ASD? […]

News/Events

Celebrating our inspiring women

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Celebrating Inspiring Women

International Women’s Day 2019: Our most inspiring women On International Women’s Day 2019, Cornwall Live celebrated some of the wonderful women who contribute so much to Cornwall. 60 inspiring women made the list, and it must have been challenging to narrow the list down to 60 with so many courageous women making a difference in […]

Relationships

To the one(s) I ran away from

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to the ones that got away

Valentine’s Day can be far from a happy occasion for many of us. It’s a time when we can feel very alone and get deep into comparisons, self-criticisms and shame. With hearts and flowers everywhere we look, it’s easy to feel a heightened, more painful sense of our own perceived flaws and wonder if we’ll […]