Co founder of Open Book
Hi, my name is Kris Foster and I am a male member of the disabled community. Although I shouldn’t be defined by my disability my life experiences have shaped me into the person who I am.
I have Aarskog syndrome, a genetic disorder related to Down’s Syndrome, and I have cervical spondylosis, a spinal condition that affects my movement. I am also autistic.
I work for a finance and technology company, as an Office Engagement Assistant. I work within the team who manage the day to day running and management of the offices. My tasks include setting up meeting rooms in preparation for each working day, ordering of furniture and consumables, and I meet and greet visitors to the company. I have also been given the opportunity to represent my company at conferences where I spoke about employability for people with disabilities.
Outside of work I am the co-founder of a media platform called ‘Open Book’ where we highlight and celebrate individuals with disabilities.
Our mission has two main aims 1. To allow individuals within the disabled community, to be able to showcase their talents and have their voices heard. 2. To raise awareness and challenge the perceptions of big brands and large corporations towards creating fairer employment opportunities for all.
Our values are:
Interests: Fashion, music, poetry, community outreach