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Meet Alex, our multi-talented Partner
Meet Alex. She’s an author, psychic medium, reiki practitioner and a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. Oh, and she’s also a valued Carer Solutions Partner too!Celebrating Community
Alex is an outgoing 26-year-old with cerebral palsy. Even though her disability affects her muscles, she is completely cognitively coherent, not to mention bubbly and dry-witted.
She has recently published a book, ‘Words from Within’ which is a selection of prose and poetry which tackles her perspective on societal norms, barriers to accessing the world around her, together with humorous and sweet antidotes about life.
Alex says that she has loved writing ever since she was a child.
“I have always wanted to be an author but in this particular instance, I wanted to share my spiritual journey in the hopes that others are able to relate and can explore and express themselves.”
“I want to break down the societal belief that disability is something to be fixed rather than simply making our community more environmentally, socially and mentally inclusive such as educating businesses about how to make their spaces more welcoming.”
Alex’s spiritual journey has seen her become a qualified psychic medium, which enables her to hold space for people to connect to their loved ones in spirit and also offer soul guidance.
“As a reiki practitioner, I am able to channel energy from one spirit to another, as it is a technique for relaxation and stress reduction that can also promote healing.”
Alex says she wants to advocate and provide a voice for those who have disability and are potentially marginalised in our community. She wants to reduce stigma, increase acceptance, and encourage inclusion.
“I have unique experience and knowledge of the challenges facing our community and believe I can aid in making positive changes. I also would like to give a voice to disabled individuals who have experienced traumatic events.”
So, what would Alex’s message be to other young people with disability?
“Be kind to yourself because your differences are beautiful, you are beautiful and whole. Let society change and adapt around you, not the other way around.”