Katie Seymour

Throughout the last couple of years of High School and during Sixth Form I have worked as a volunteer for Changing Our Lives. I am a keen photographer and art student, so having the opportunity to work with disabled young people and create leadership books charting their progress was not to be missed! Working alongside young people my age and bringing their stories to life is really important to me as it raises awareness of the limitless potential of disabled young people. It’s important we all realise that whatever disability, these young people are first and foremost young people. My work on the leadership books celebrates this view point.

This opportunity has given me a chance to broaden my awareness and make friends along the way. It also enabled me to explore my creativity as I designed the layout and aesthetic of the leadership book, took the photographs and interviewed the young people.