It was a great pleasure to work with the team from Bolton Shared Care, delivering training on disability awareness and person centred planning. I hope they found my lived experience of disability both constructive and productive. I certainly enjoyed hearing their thoughts and opinions and feel I also learned a lot. A big shout out to my colleague, Iain Massingham, without whom this could not have happened.
I'm a writer and an advocate for disabled people. I am a Motivational Speaker and Disability Rights activist, using my own lived experiences to help improve the quality of life for people who are in similar positions to that of my own. I see myself as a ambassador, with a strong interest in championing people with disabilities and highlighting the attributes that we have, rather than focussing on our impairments. I write across all platforms; poetry, novels and screenplays, as well as doing advocacy work. I have also have a strong interest in science fiction and I love getting involved in science fiction writing projects.