Hello, my name is Sophie Abel. I’m 21 years old and a bubbly friendly person who can’t resist a challenge. I’ve just started my second year at De Montfort University studying Creative Writing and Journalism.

I also write for my university magazine and currently have my own radio show on my university’s radio station. I suffer from cerebral palsy which affects all four of my limbs, particularly my legs and left arm. Although I am a full-time wheelchair user, I have accepted that my life does have it’s difficulties and I try to drive for the best and achieve as high as I can in every situation.

I am an ambassador for Birmingham PHAB Camps and Cerebral Palsy Midlands working to promote these charities, through fundraising events, writing articles and blogs on their behalf or managing their social media pages.

I aim for everyone with any kind of disability to be allowed the same opportunities that everyone else has. In the future, I hope to become an ambassador for disabled people everywhere. I want to make a stand and show that everything I have been through has made me a stronger person and has helped shape me into who I am today.

I want to voice opinions and views of current affairs regarding disabilities and make sure that we are represented fairly and accurately in the wider community. I want to channel the fire inside of me correctly and effectively to demonstrate that we are capable of much more and we have equal rights and voices that should be heard.