Hi, my name is Sophie Abel. I am a bubbly friendly person who can’t resist a challenge. Previously at De Montfort University, studying Creative Writing and Journalism, I’m in the process of completing a master’s degree in Professional Creative Writing at Coventry University. I write regularly, working on several projects including a fantasy-fiction novel, and have recently published my debut collection of short stories.
I am an avid reader whose favourite books include JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth and Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken as well as many more.
I have Cerebral Palsy which affects all four of my limbs, particularly on the left side of my body. Although I am a full-time wheelchair user, I am constantly active and try and see the best in every situation and overcome the obstacles that are put in my way…
I aim to raise awareness, slowly changing people’s perspectives about those with disabilities and to enable them to have the same opportunities that anyone else would have in their lives. I want to make sure that “we’ as the disabled committee are represented fairly and accurately in the wider community and make sure our voices are heard and considered.
My biggest dream is to become a novelist and write my own published work.