I have cerebral palsy, a condition that affects body movement and control, and means I’m unable to speak.
I use a sophisticated computer system that tracks my eye movements to communicate with other people.
But, because I’m mute and in a wheelchair, some people make assumptions about me. They won’t speak to me, they talk about me as if I’m a child, and they refuse to make eye contact.
I want to urge others not to write-off people with disabilities. Instead, let their abilities shine through.
I enjoy writing poetry and with Fixers, I’ve helped to put together a compilation of my work.
It gives an insight into my life, and I hope it will help people understand that although I may be mute, I still have a voice.
Here is a list of people helping me with my Fix:
Hugo Lucus-Rowe Laura Hood
Caroline Hodges, Seen but Seldom Heard Project Caroline Hodges, who has been involved in a project that challenges perceptions of disability through poetry and performance, has supported my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.