|At Sherpa Union & Social Care Ideas Factory Eiger Paraclimb Lecture|
It's funny when you meet an audience that get's you! But for people to get you, you have to show them 'you' and that can be scary depending on how your life has been.
I decided at the last minute to change the format of my Lecture drawing on more past experiences on what really lead me personally to the Eiger Paraclimb and the true reasons behind that journey.
Speaking to an amazing mix of individuals from the audience was simply such a relief to here of their own stories and personal journeys. We got each other and it makes all the pre-lecture nerves worthwhile.
Having a positive affect on others by just simply saying who you really were felt amazing. No super hero posturing, no charity model of disability, just diversity at it's best. Being truly different without pretense...
In the past I was so fucking angry about some of my past and never wanted reminding, but sharing some of it in the context of this audience from Social Care Ideas Factory in Glasgow was just a real shift for me.
We have raised some cash for https://www.justgiving.com/TheEigerParaclimbLectureSeries and hope to raise more...