Making invisible illness visible. Proving that illness doesn't define us as people. We have a right to represented in society and in the media. I have multiple health conditions which has meant I need to use mobility aids, and I am using my situation in the hope to inspire others, and I am now a disabled model. Disabled people and people with health conditions need people we can look up to, people we can relate to, and to know that we matter and people do care. In 2014 I appeared in 4 UK national newspapers sharing my story with severe M.E. and how I went from being unable to move, or talk, or see, to where I am now, just trying to make a difference a put a real face to chronic illness.
Because Hayley's blog is very positive yet insightful into what life is like to live with a disabling chronic illness. She has recently been featured in 4 news papers sharing her story and talking about how she is starting a modelling career to give disabled people a voice within society. Her blog is always a great read. And raises much awareness. — Sian
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