Hannah Hodgson

I'm 21 years old, a poet, blogger and palliative care patient. I give talks in schools, festivals and at corporate events about disability issues and adapt what I talk about e.g. in schools I talk about working hard to get a career that you enjoy. In a corporate setting I talk about the importance of physical accessibility and access schemes to the workplace. If you would like to know more, please do email me at: hannahwritesablog (@!) gmail.com . My first poetry pamphlet is called 'Dear Body' and was published by Wayleave Press in March 2018. I am also available to be booked for poetry readings.

Sensation loss, Lemn Sissay and Zebras

First of all I’m going to start with the crap medical stuff. My symptoms have suddenly taken quite a dip. I am losing sensation in my right hand and some fingers in my left hand. This seems to confirm my neurological diagnosis, and the fact that it is degenerative. Even despite this, I am feeling […]

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#MeToo and sewing

#MeToo when I was in year 8 the textiles room had art stools with the holes in the seat so that you can carry them. A boy thought it would be funny to put a pen up my skirt through this gap, and ram the pen right in to my private area. I cried and […]

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I’ve been a bit sad.

Hello all! I am back from my longest ever break from my blog. I decided to take a step away after I started to feel like things were getting on top of me. I have so much routine to my day, more than I will ever speak about, and we have been challenging so many […]

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Finally, a lovely week :D

Hello! This week has been really lovely. There has been something I enjoyed every day! On Thursday of last week I had my first session of acupuncture. I was referred for this by my palliative consultant. It can help people with nausea, and has a rising success rate. I don’t know if we were the […]

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August 2017 A Handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood REVIEW How to build a girl – Caitlin Moran REVIEW Salt to the sea – Ruta Sepetys REVIEW Notes from a coma – Mike McCormack REVIEW #GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso REVIEW A hope more powerful than the sea – Mellisa Flemming Good me, bad me by Ali […]

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