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Barbara Stensland

Barbara Stensland

Barbara Stensland is a writer, blogger, building project manager and part-time PhD student. Originally from Scotland, she now lives in South Wales, UK.

  • Living With Condition: 10 Years
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales

About Barbara Stensland

Since 2012, Barbara has written a blog about her life with MS, her son, who she refers to as The Teenager who is now at University, and anything else that randomly popped into her mind. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has decided to put herself through the trauma and sleepless nights once more, this time embarking upon a PhD in the same subject.

Her book, ‘Stumbling In Flats’ was short-listed for the International Rubery Book Award 2015 and her Master’s dissertation novella was short-listed for the 2017 Exeter Story Prize.

In her spare time, she can often be found bingeing on Netflix box-sets, hanging around cafes ‘for inspiration’ and soya lattes and meeting up with friends who have supported her from the very beginning. Oh, and she likes expensive candles and gift shops in museums.


Stories by Barbara

What My MS Diagnosis Taught Me About Friendship

By Barbara Stensland
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Body Positivity and MS: Falling Out – and Back In – Love with my Body

By Barbara Stensland
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MS and Summer: When The Living Isn’t Easy

By Barbara Stensland
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MS Fatigue: Not an Excuse to Sleep, But a Reason To

By Barbara Stensland
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9 Things No One Tells You About MS But I Will

By Barbara Stensland
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I Love Getting Ill – Let Me Tell You Why

By Barbara Stensland
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