About Me

As you may have by now gathered my name is Jemma A.H. Brown and this is my website, I am a freelance writer and BA (hons) Journalism student.

So who am I and why do I need a website?

I am a journalism student at Southampton Solent University,  so far I have worked with BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Ouch! website (and a few other charities and organisations on the way)

I’m a blogger at heart!  Blogging is how I started to get into journalism and writing, for me blogging came to me in a time in my life when I had very little direction and it gave me the boost I needed to believe in my writing ability, something I still struggle with today to an extent. Blogging has got me through some tough times and will remain to be something I am passionate about.

…And the rest of my life?

I’m 20 and spend my time between living in my halls of residence in Southampton and the family home in Gosport, I have a wonderful Guide Dog called Gus. (His full name being Gustov, but you can’t shout that in a park now can you?)

When I’m not writing, blogging or working  I have many passions… Gus meets the Guides

I play VI cricket for Hampshire and enjoy playing most sports, although I must confess that I have almost not talent in this area, I do it for fun so it is not a problem. I enjoy walking, hiking and camping, which is possibly something to do with the fact that I am a Guide leader. I also adore shopping, and going to the local independent pub for a few drinks with my mates, I do NOT do clubbing!

Now for the disability bit, as previously mentioned I have a guide dog called Gus, BUT I’m NOT BLIND!  I am in fact partially sighted. I don’t want to give you a full account of all my eye conditions here because I have quite a few and we would be here a very long time. The most significant of the eye diseases would be Glaucoma, Photophobia, nystagmas and Sub-Macular Hemorrhage, but I have a few more.

So I’m partially sighted, visually impaired, a bit blind, blinder than your average human being – whatever you  want to call it it’s a disability I live with and have lived with every day of my life, and it’s not going to get any better — that’s life!

That’s not all however oh no I am more disabled than that you know! I also have Hypermobility Syndrome which is a connective tissue disorder, lots of my joints are very weak and have a larger than average range of movement. To run along side that I also have tibial torsion, basically the bones in the front of my legs are all twisted and not aligned correctly so I have issues with the straightness of my pelvis and back.

Gosh I sound like I am falling apart, just take this out of all those words, my eyes are not to great and I sometimes hobble around like an old woman saying phrases like “ooo my hip”  and  a certain degree of crunching sounds coming from my joints — it’s not the end of the world.

I’ve also spent a fair amount of time negotiating the  NHS mental health system thanks to some fantastic bouts of Depression and associated issues.

While you’re here don’t forget to check out my CV.


One thought on “About Me

  1. Sounds like you need to relax more.Treat life more like gus would…You cant eat it or shag it,piss on it and walk away.x


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