In December 2005 I tripped on a steep set of stairs, fell, and lost the use of my legs. It was a simple accident. The months and years since then have been an epic journey. Yet I have discovered an inner strength that has helped me confront challenges in my own life. Now as Associate Producer of Attitude I have an opportunity to help make a real difference by shaping a world that is more respectful of difference.
Until my accident I had been living and working in the United Kingdom.I had a busy career managing several top restaurants. Back in Auckland I was running my own business, a small wine bar and restaurant.
Life as a wheelchair user has not limited the possibilities for my life. Instead a wealth of options and opportunities has opened up to me. This is the belief I aim to instil in others as we broaden our work internationally.
The world does not yet treat all people fairly. There is sfar too much suffering and inequality.
But we believe the stories we tell shine a spotlight on the injustice and are a powerful tool in changing global public perceptions.