Throughout my life I’ve had to fight to feel accepted. Starting at school, for my peers to see me as an equal. To be invited to birthday parties. I was 14 years old when I attended my first sleep over. Then the struggle continued into higher education. My first choice of universities could not provide the support I needed on my degree meaning I couldn’t attend. Feeling accepted in my first employment, having to prove to my work colleagues I was just as good at teaching as they were! Even today as an actress having to fight for more on screen disabled talent and not having to wait months between auditions.
No one should have to fight to feel included within society. Inclusion isn’t just inviting me to a party it’s asking me to dance and that’s why I am proud to be an ambassador for Include Me TOO.