Confidence the secret with Katie Piper

Though I feel I should start with my usual plea for leniency about not posting sooner, I won’t.  A twitter chat with a new friend has prompted me to get my butt off social media (where I can usually be found) and get over here and post.  I have so much to tell you again!  I haven’t even posted about my wedding, which was in August of last year!  Nevertheless, as my last post suggests, I am involved in some really amazing stuff at the moment so I will start there, and then start to wedge in a few things I have neglected to give you a proper window into over the past few months.

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More than the pictures that have been in the news of us on the catwalk (mostly in swimsuits) I think this picture above shows what the this project has been about for me.  Let me start from the beginning, don’t worry, I’ll keep it short.

What seems like forever ago, I responded to a shoutout calling for people with disabilities or visible differences who were pretty comfortable with themselves.  I’d like to consider myself fairly level headed, most of the time, and I certainly don’t have a problem having a disability, I’ve made peace with that.  Fast forward to now, and I’m involved in the post amazing project with the beautiful and couragous Katie Piper.

Given the moniker #confidencethesecret, this fabulous fashion show with a difference featured everyone above (apart from one friend who is missing, and not including Lucus – who is the most amazing stylist).  We all walked, or wheeled the catwalk to uplifting beats, showing off some of spring and summer 2015’s best trends, and showcasing ourselves.  We’ve had such a great reception, and I’ve made some forever friends.

We still have our closing show to do, which will be a great opportunity to say thank you to all the amazing stylists and technicians backstage who have been key in making the show run seamlessly (most of the time).

I will be writing more about this, from different angles, including some words from the amazing women I have met during this experience.  For now, I will leave you with a video of the show, and a sound promise of more to come.

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