A twenty-something with cerebral palsy, Scheuermann’s and more. Loves books, gin and guinea pigs. Hates the cold. Passionate about disability rights and inclusion in all areas of life. Writes about disability and mental health, with a dash of lifestyle thrown in for good measure.
I have extensive first-hand experience of disability, chronic pain, fatigue and mental illness, and have advised and consulted others on accessibility and authentic portrayals of disability and the disabled experience.
I have written extensively about my experiences on my blog and through my social media channels and my work can be found in The Huffington Post, on Scope’s website, in several academic journals and numerous websites. I have featured on panels at the London Book Fair, at forums at Penguin Random House and have given lectures on my work at the University of Hull. I have spoken at The Children’s Media Conference regarding the importance of inclusion in children’s media. I have also featured in a podcast produced by BBC Ouch!, and recently took part in a diversity review for CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals. This year I was voted as one of The 100 most influential individuals as part of the #DisabilityPower100 list compiled by an independent panel on behalf of Shaw Trust.
I am more than happy to consider partaking in events regarding diversity and disability, and have previously spoken at schools and colleges. As well as discussing disability and mental health more generally, I am also happy to consider talking to those studying English Literature who may benefit from learning about portrayals of disability in literatures. Should you wish to contact me regarding any of the above, please do email me using the details below.
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I have previously worked with several brands and businesses, including those producing food, drink, cosmetic and toiletry products. All product reviews and experiences are marked with an *. Though I may be gifted products or experiences to review, please note my opinion will always be my own and will reflect my thoughts on the product/experience.
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