As part of my school’s journalism team I attended a training course today. Listening to the range of ways into the career, I realised that I needed to do something to give myself a head start, and blogging appealed to me because it is so versatile. By writing here I can share articles along with creative pieces, which is a freedom not many media outlets offer.
There are two main aims to this blog. The first is simple – I want you to read this and be entertained. The second, I’m afraid, takes a little more explaining. I have cerebral palsy, which means I am physically disabled (see scope.org for more info, I won’t bore you here) and I feel that by blogging about my experiences and the things that affect me, I can slowly make a difference, one story at a time. This isn’t a blog about feeling sorry for myself, it’s about changing people’s views on disability.
I also want to explore all aspects of life, from politics to science through to literature and art, as I need all my options open if I am going to get anywhere with journalism and creative writing. For now, let’s see how it goes.