ABOUT


Shona Louise, a space for my thoughts, was launched in 2011 when I was just 14 years old and has quickly developed into a full time passion and vessel for conversation about the topics that interest me most. Starting as a platform for beauty content, Shona Louise has developed into a disability and lifestyle blog over the past 6 years as my life has changed and my genetic condition has deteriorated. This is now a space for discussions about disability, including posts about ableism and accessibility, but also it remains also as a platform for me to share my thoughts on whatever is igniting passion within me,

Over time I've developed into a writer and activist, as well as a blogger, and have spoken out on disability rights, accessibility and ableism within the media, both online and on TV. I work with The British Heart Foundation within a patient advisory group and I'm also the Marfan Syndrome ambassador for The Hypermobility Syndromes Association and a Brand Leader for InvisiYouth. I've written for and worked on projects with Scope, The Guardian, Metro, Channel 4 and Channel 5 news and more over the past few years. Disability activism and educating people on the issues that affect disabled people have become my passion as I've changed from the teenager writing posts in her bedroom to a young woman, still writing posts in her bedroom but also trying to make change within this world. 

If you want to learn more about me, my life and my passions then give my Twitter a follow!


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16 comments

  1. Keep spreading the love for beauty :)

    plsdontstoptherain.blogspot.com

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  2. Hiya hun, are you not doing youtube videos now? When i sesrched cant find any of your videos xxx

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  3. Your skin is soooooooo gorgeous!

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  4. It's funny cause when I started reading your blog I assumed you were Irish! Just cause you name is Shona (that's Irish, right? Maybe I'm wrong!) and I don't you, you kind of look Irish! Haha anyway I love your blog, you are so dedicated to it!
    My best friend has scoliosis & she has had two operations meaning that she was out of school for a few months :( She is fine now (although of course her back still hurts) & hopefully she won't need anymore operations! I'm wondering will you be having the same operation in September - where you'll get metal rods in your back to help support the spine? Anyway I'm sorry that you have scoliosis and although I'll never really understand or know the pain I completely sympathise.

    Love Niamh xx

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    1. Haha, a lot of people assume I'm either Irish or Scottish as Shona are very popular names there and I have ginger hair haha :) Thank you lovely, that really means a lot!

      I will, I'll be having two metal rods and plenty of screws put on my spine! Thank you lovely <3
      xxx

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  5. So nice to meet you!
    I just came across your blog! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you better!

    xo
    Christina
    christinawhoblog.com

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  6. I noticed that you have lots of yummy recipes on your page and I would like to suggest you have a look at our Top Food Blogs section here: www(dot)alldishes.co.uk/top-food-blogs
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    Hopefully hearing from you soon,

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about this,will think about it :)

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  7. I've just found your blog and we actually have a lot in common! I'm 16 too, I also started blogging in 2011 and I changed my blog name in April 2014 as well because I no longer liked my original! Now there's a coincidence for you haha.

    Holly | holly la beau

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  8. I got my reclining tilting powered wheelchair free via my OT on the NHS, get your gp or consultant to refer you for an assessment.

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    1. At the beginning of the year I did that, I was referred to wheelchair services on the NHS but because I could walk inside my home without assistance they said they couldn't give me a powerchair. My health has declined a lot since then though so I'm going to be referred again soon and hopefully this time they can help now that I struggle to even get around my house.

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