About

Hi my names Beth. Im 20 and currently at uni studying Biomedical science.

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I decided to start this blog to review make up & other beauty products from the point of view of a person who suffers from chronic illnesses. I have EDS & fibro and these have an effect on what make up works for me right down to whether I can open the lids on the bottles. 

This blog will be a mix of beauty posts and posts on other issues that disabled people face everyday. I know that’s not something that usually goes together but I want to raise awareness as well as write about something I love.

So here’s a bit about me.

Since being at uni I have developed a love for coffee and lots of it. I wear at least 3 rings every day. I hate wearing trousers (pants to Americans) so I tend to live in shorts & skirts with tights when its cold. I have an addiction to buying high heels that I never wear (unstable joints and heels don’t mix). I own 22 bodycon mini skirts. I have a pink & silver spotty walking stick, yeah admit it, your jealous. 

Twitter – @Bendy_Beth

Instagram – instagram.com/bethgriffs

Any way thats enough from me, any questions, suggestions etc email me at chroniccosmetics@outlook.com or leave a comment…x

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello. I don’t know if you’ll see this, but I figured it was worth a shot. I read your 2013 article “Why Are You Questioning My Need for a Wheelchair?” on Huffpost, and it resonated with me. I have hyper mobile joints and loose joints. I have not been formally diagnosed with EDS or another connective tissue disorder; however, I am currently battling my insurance about covering the testing. When I am home, I am comfortable enough with my surroundings that I don’t use a wheelchair, but when I go to the store or other public places I do because of the intense pain that amount of walking causes my joints. I’m twenty-two years old, and I live in a small midwestern town in the United States. On what seems like a daily basis I get glared at and told that I’m too young to have a valid reason for using the wheelchair, that I’m just being lazy, and that I need to get up and walk around so that an older person who “actually needs it” can use it. Yesterday I went to the store and was in a chair and couldn’t reach the bananas I wanted. Normally my fiancé is with me, and he is able to help me with that type of situation, but unfortunately he was at work. A random gentleman saw me struggling, said “Let me get that for you ma’am,” and got them for me. I almost cried because it was so kind of him to do that, and honestly it was the only positive encounter I have had with a stranger since starting to use a wheelchair. What advice do you have for handling those negative encounters, and do you have a #1 piece of advice for someone who is just starting to use a wheelchair?

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