I was born in County Sligo, Ireland in 1983 and am the third of four children. An accident during birth resulted in Cerebral Palsy, mainly affecting my mobility and speech.

Despite my disability, I had a mainstream education and enjoyed a very happy childhood. Leaving school with excellent results, I made it my goal to prove that disability doesn’t equal inability.

When anyone said, “You can’t”, I just shrugged and said, “Watch me!” I secured a place at Oxford Brookes University to study Business Management and graduated four years later with a 2:1 Honours Degree. After working for several years in the charitable sector, I am now a Freelance Writer, Speaker and Disability Trainer.