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GEM TURNER: 'Life as a disabled young person'

Point of View is an ITV News series where we invite people to share their life experiences and what they've learned from them.

After breaking over 300 bones in her body Gem Turner found the silver lining.

It pushed the 26-year old to create a blog where she would share her daily experiences and frustrations about what disabled people regularly face including awkward jokes.

She unintentionally created a relatable platform for disabled people which has since become quite a hit.

Gem from Leeds in West Yorkshire says when she was younger, she didn't see many disabled people in the media so wanted to add to her own 'sparkle' to the internet.

The award-winning blogger is visibly disabled and uses a wheelchair, which she says can sometimes create social awkwardness.

She said:

A really common thing that I get is like 'oh have you got a licence for that?' and like loads of different quotes. Sometimes you just get a little bit tired of the same old jokes over and over again."

– Gem Turner

In her online blog, Gem raises awareness and covers various topics including the correct language to use.

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