Today we’d like to introduce another Access Cornwall reviewer, many of you will know already from his great blog A Life on Wheels… Here’s Ross Lannon.
Hey guys! What a pleasure it is to be writing my very first post for Access Cornwall. To kick things off nicely, I just thought I would start with a little introduction about myself…
My name is Ross, I’m 28 years old and I am a lifestyle & disability blogger from Truro. As a proud Cornishman, I love nothing more than finding a sea view with a pasty in hand!
I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which essentially causes muscle weakness and requires me to use an electric wheelchair. Back in 2017 I started my own blogging website called “A Life on Wheels”, where I continue to share comical lifestyle stories, as well as reviewing accessible events, activities and products.
Alongside my writing work, I am currently studying for a qualification in Foundation Journalism, whilst also co-presenting at CHAOS Radio – which I absolutely love. I have always had a passion to work within the media, and have used my blog in the past to document various TV and magazine appearances.
Often described as a bit of a “cheeky chappy”, I pride myself on being a positive person. One thing I love to do most is challenge disability stereotypes by campaigning for better representations within the media. As a full-time wheelchair user I am passionate about making the world a more accessible and inclusive place – hence why I am so excited to be working alongside Access Cornwall.
My main aim is to showcase more of what we can do with a disability, rather than what we can’t. In the past I have used my platform to feature various activities, such as driving an accessible powerboat and ice skating in my wheelchair.
If I had to pick my all-time favourite blogging experience, it would have to be the time I was invited backstage at The Eden Project Sessions to meet Bastille. As one of my favourite bands this was a dream come true – and of course the gig was amazing!
Most recently, I created a series called “The Isolation Diaries”, where I documented the ‘highlights’ of my time at home whilst shielding from the Coronavirus pandemic.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends, as well as eating my way around Cornwall – if you hadn’t already guessed I am a massive foodie at heart! I also drive an adapted vehicle and I’m a proud dog-dad to Ralph, my 4 year old Cockapoo.
So now you know a little bit more about me, I can’t wait to get stuck in and help showcase Cornwall in all its glory!