At the age of 18, Monique was faced with a choice about what direction she wanted to take in life. The decision she made led to a vibrant life filled with work, travel, sport and dance.

Click here to read Monique's Ordinary Life Book

Monique has also created a short film for BBC Arts - New Creatives, I Am Soldier.

Click here to hear Monique talking about what an ordinary life means to her.

Click here to hear how Monique's career has opened up a world of travel.