Category Archives: Abusive Behaviour

Epilepsy, Disability And Idiocy


“MOVE IT!” I had just hobbled off the coach, en route to my home town to visit with my son. London Victoria is where I had to change to a different coach, and I was looking forward to the two-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Body Image, Book, Born This Way, Bullying, Disability, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Harrassment, Health, Hope Orchard, Illness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Perception, Proud To Be Autistic, Reading on the move, Seizures, Self-worth, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Travel, Travelling, Unacceptable Behaviour, Vulnerability | 32 Comments

I Have Epilepsy. I Am Not Crazy


Over the years I have heard some truly ridiculous theories – and even phobias – concerning epilepsy. All of those ridiculous statements concerning radiation, or a troubled pregnant mother and whatever else is out there; I’ve heard it all and … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Abusive Behaviour, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness | 10 Comments

Autism Families And The News


I’m just going to come right out and say it: I am terrified of my autistic son. He is sixteen years old, stands at about five foot eight and has the strength of three grown men. The slightest sign of … Continue reading

Posted in About The Carer, Abusive Behaviour, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Fear, Neurological, Self Defence, Sensory Overload, The Dark Side Of Autism | 17 Comments

School Bus Special Needs Worker Chokes Autistic Boy As Driver Laughs


I don’t often check the Google alerts that I’ve set up, but in this case I am very glad I did, because this is a stark reminder that people like my son – people like me – are victimised and … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Bullying, Carers, Cruelty, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Harrassment, I Love Autism Kids, Injuries, Media, Neurological, Pack Mentality, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Rant, Real Life Horror, Violence, Vulnerability | 35 Comments

Bullying And The Internet


Everybody is talking about Jimmy Savile. Because of this I’ve elected not to give that odious perversion of a human being any more attention than he’s already getting, so… moving swiftly on… Although, having said the above, the tragic suicide … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Amanda Todd, Anxiety, Bullying, Harrassment, Pack Mentality, The Internet, Unacceptable Behaviour | 31 Comments

The Long Road Home


She stood on a chilly street underneath a streetlamp – the only source of heat. All she had was a small suitcase, an address and a postcode. Beyond that she had no idea what the future held. Her aggressor – … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Family, Fear, Friends, Home, Homelessness, Joy, Love, Marriage, Memories, Non Fiction, Positivity, Self, The Black Dog, Tribble Towers, Wedding | 12 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part Two


How Did I Meet My Ex-Husband Anyway? He was on a street corner late at night, guitar in hand and singing his heart out. A lonely busker, out past midnight in the hope that clubbers would drop him some money.

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Living On The Edge, Marriage, Memories, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Romany Gypsy, Self, Strength, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tenacity, Travel, Travelling | 19 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part One


After my ex-partner made me homeless I chose to return to my ancestral Romani roots and hit the road for a while. After all, I had always wanted to leave my home town and I had friends throughout the British … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Friends, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Life Plans, Living On The Edge, Memories, Romany Gypsy, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Travel, Travelling | 7 Comments

“You’re Not Really Epileptic!”


“You pretend to have seizures because you want the attention – you’re not really Epileptic at all.” I looked at my then-husband and flinched. How could he be saying this to me when – in the past – he’d witnessed … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Attitudes, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Health, Neurological, Seizures | 10 Comments

The Darkest Night


The young woman sat huddled in the bus shelter for what little warmth it offered. In the early hours of a January morning, in below freezing temperatures, she found herself in a coat and a summer skirt, the frosty air … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Cheating, Creative Writing, Fear, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness | 19 Comments