guest writer Lydia Wilkins explains why the benefits system isn’t working for women like her.

A woman with long brown hair and wearing a jumper and jacket, gazes out a window. She is holding a black phone and a coffee cup sits on the table in front of her.
A woman with long brown hair and wearing a jumper and jacket, gazes out a window. She is holding a black phone and a coffee cup sits on the table in front of her.
Photo by Daniel Spase on Unsplash

“Oh for God’s sake, this is too much!”


An illustration of Tara Moss. She is wearing a red dress and black boots. She sits in her wheelchair which has skulls and flowers on the wheel plates. She is writing on paper that is swirling around her.
An illustration of Tara Moss. She is wearing a red dress and black boots. She sits in her wheelchair which has skulls and flowers on the wheel plates. She is writing on paper that is swirling around her.
(Illustration by Kimberley Walker)


Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

by guest writer Lydia Wilkins.

A white handbag is slung across a woman’s body. It is open and the woman is slipping her phone into it. She has turquoise nail polish on and behind her is a wall with red and green graffiti.
A white handbag is slung across a woman’s body. It is open and the woman is slipping her phone into it. She has turquoise nail polish on and behind her is a wall with red and green graffiti.
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash


[ID: A white square sits on a pink rectangle, inside the square is music playing banner, called Launch Party Playlist. The Conscious Being logo sits to the left and gold and red stars surround it. On top of the banner is the text “1 Week to Go.]


by guest writer Charlotte Hyde.

A woman wearing jeans and a black top lies face down in grass. A bush with flowers are behind her.
A woman wearing jeans and a black top lies face down in grass. A bush with flowers are behind her.
Photo by nrd on Unsplash


(The Conscious Being logo which is an illustrated rainbow in pinks and golds, below is the text Conscious Being — design of logo by our graphic designer Jady Melady.)

We are having a party and we want you to come along!

Are you excited?… we are.



by guest writer Sarah Wall.

A woman, wearing a blue jumper and orange socks, sits on the floor in an empty room. She is leaning her elbow on a window sill. White curtains hang from the wide window. She looks sad.
A woman, wearing a blue jumper and orange socks, sits on the floor in an empty room. She is leaning her elbow on a window sill. White curtains hang from the wide window. She looks sad.
Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash


by guest writer Lydia Wilkins.

A gloved hand holds a needle up filled with liquid on a pale blue background.
A gloved hand holds a needle up filled with liquid on a pale blue background.
Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash

Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth is a disability activist, Paralympic Medalist and keynote speaker on disability, inclusion, and allyship. linktr.ee/elizabethlwright

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