Like many teenagers, I have just completed my GCSEs, and enjoy seeing friends, going out, and having fun.
But I am not always made to feel like a regular teenager due to the abuse I receive from other people because I have cerebral palsy.
The condition means my speech is slurred and it is tough to coordinate my movements at times, and some people think this makes me different and strange.
I have been called a long list of hurtful names because people do not understand my condition. But I’m not the only one, and I think that disabled people are frequently stereotyped and misunderstood.
That is why, with Fixers, I am helping to set up a disabled choir in my town. I love music – it gives me a space to be myself and forget my disability. By gathering a lot of people in my area who are disabled, I hope we can show others that disabled people are just as creative and passionate as everyone else.
In turn, I hope this will stop the prejudices disabled people face.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Jane Sayer, Music Teacher
Thank you to Jane who appeared in my TV piece to talk about the choir I am setting up.
Following my appearance on ITV News, I was featured in a variety of publications from across my area. These included the Grantham Journal, the Fenland Citizen, the Melton Times, the Newmarket News, and the Northamptonshire Telegraph.