After becoming suddenly disabled in 2019, and struggling to come to terms as my life was turned upside down, I found joy through acceptance and recognising that disability is not a bad word. That beauty and happiness can be found because of our disability, not despite it. I believe that while life with a disability isn’t without its challenges, the world needs to change to accommodate the needs of disabled people to enable us to fully participate in society, rather than disregarding a whole sector of humanity as somehow “less than”. Feeling as though I lost my sense of identify, I’m now on a mission to encourage and empower others with a disability to live life “in full colour”.
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmPeople's Panel (Friday)