Image of Nicole smiling at her baby held in her husbands arms.
What is your favorite memory/ moment that brought you lots of joy? Apart from time with my little family, I'm hooked to podcasts at the moment!
What is something people generally don’t know about you? I am a conscious living junkie! I am passionate about mindfulness, meditation and I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone in any way possible. If someone tells me I can't do something then I am determined to prove them wrong.
What gets your fired up about the disability movement? That by increasing visibility and inclusion we can show the world that our abilities are limitless. I don't want others to grow up limiting themselves as a result of societal norms.
What is your advocacy platform? I currently have my profile @iampossiblemama which focuses on mama life with a limb difference but I am also starting a small UK based charity @iampossiblecomm with the mission of creating a community of support and knowledge sharing that empowers those with limb differences to push the boundaries of what is possible.
What barriers or challenges do you face in this movement? In the UK the Limb Difference community is not very visible. So creating this community is going to be challenging but this only highlights the need for it further.
What do you want those who do not identify with disability to know? Please do not limit anyone. No matter the disability or task it is no ones place to say someone can't do something.
What areas are you still growing/hope to grow? Personally? Professionally? My self acceptance and confidence has grown hugely though my 20's but I know I still have a way to go. I hope that through my profile, blog and charity work I can continue to develop this whilst supporting those who are in the early stages of this journey.
Who was the person/role model who inspired you to look into disability advocacy? Why/how did they inspire you? There are so many inspirational disability advocates but I have followed Jordan from 'Born Just Right' for a long time. I really like their approach to creative, fun prosthetics and to be honest I really want a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter!
When people look at you/up to you, what do you hope they see? I hope that those in my life see a happy, gentle and adventurous person who is not impacted by my 'disability' or societies views on it.
What are your next steps? I am planning on taking part in both a Tough Mudder and three peaks challenge to fundraise for my charity 'I Am Possible'.
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