Age 19, England – West Midlands
As an LGBTQ+, disabled girl I’m no stranger to adversity, but I’m extremely aware of how different and difficult life can be for others. This has helped me develop empathy and has encouraged me to speak out about my experiences.
I’ve volunteered with the Cub Scouts for three years and have led the Disability Awareness badge twice. Meanwhile, at school I’ve given a talk on Autism Spectrum Disorder and led a Mental Health Champions group that raised funds and awareness.
The voices of disabled young people have too long been silenced. It’s time we were heard!