Why can’t you see me?


Wanstead teenager Grace Wolstenholme invites you to watch her YouTube channel for an insight into her life with cerebral palsy. In the fourth of a series of articles, Grace pretends to be vegan whilst eating meat

Hi. It’s a new month, so you know what that means, you get to see me again, well, hear me, well… you get what I mean! So, let me fill you in.

Basically, I keep forgetting what I’m going to write about, so I was just editing a new YouTube video and my phone started playing up. Then I remembered I need to write, so here’s what I’ve got for you this month.

I went back to college – yes, I went back, finally! Before Covid-19, I hated going to college. I don’t know why, I just did. Well, anything to do with education I hate, I just find it boring really.

But I’ve actually been enjoying going to college now. It gets me out of the house and I get to see my mates. Plus, I get to annoy the members of staff, so I can’t really complain about it, and it’s only 10am to 2pm, so not long at all.

At the end of lockdown, I came up with an idea of making hampers. I bought two massive, plastic bucketfuls of stuff for the hampers, but they haven’t gone far at all. I’ve made two, one for my mate’s birthday and one for my nan’s birthday, and that’s it. I’ve set up an Instagram page called ‘Hampers by Gracie’ and posted samples of some hampers, but no one has contacted me. Oh well, hopefully soon I’ll get some interest.

To be honest, COVID is really starting to annoy me now because for the past five years I’ve been going on holiday to this adaptive adventure type thing (The Calvert Trust). If you didn’t think someone in a wheelchair can wall climb, zip wire, crate stack, well, think again! I must say, one of the activity leaders is fit. I mean FIT! He’s got a load of tattoos. The only thing we don’t have in common is that he’s a vegan and I love my meat. But me being me, trying to impress, I told him I was vegan as well. Then he saw me eating a meat lasagna and he said that isn’t vegan, so I told him that my assistant got two dinners for herself!

Another thing I can’t do this year is the Christmas show at Chicken Shed Theatre. It’ll be the first time in nine years that I haven’t been in a Christmas show, so that will feel a bit odd, but hopefully, I might be able to go to more places.

I’ve seen this really cute cafe on Instagram where all the influencers go, so hopefully, I’ll go there and get some good pictures.

So, yeah, that’s all I’ve got to say really, and if you’re wondering about my new video, I’ve finally scheduled it to go live. So head over to my YouTube channel, give it a watch and subscribe!

To watch Grace’s videos about life with cerebral palsy, visit wnstd.com/grace
Author: Editor