YALC & LFCC 2019 – Part One

YALC letters.pngThis year was my fourth time visiting the Young Adult Literature Convention (or, YALC), the bookish section of London Film & Comicon (or, LFCC). However, this year was very different from my previous three visits – the biggest difference was that I didn’t go on my own this year, but I also spent a lot of my time in LFCC this year, as the YALC line-up didn’t excite me as much as usual.

This was initially going to be one big post, but I ranted too much, so I’ve separated it in two – today I’m going to talk about YALC & tomorrow I’m going to talk about LFCC (my Sum-Up Sunday post for July will be next week instead).

 

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Medical Mondays

Poppy’s Story

This week’s Medical Monday post has been co-written by 24 year old Poppy. A couple of weeks ago I posted about my personal experience with job hunting & this post tells the story of a job training day from hell that Poppy experienced a while ago. In her story Poppy mentions The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & I’ve added some information about the Act onto the end of the post.

Poppy herself has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder. The condition, which is often referred to as EDS, can cause a huge range of complications & issues, but the main ones are joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility & tissue fragility (this information has come from The Ehlers-Danlos Society webpage which you can find here).

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