How famous do I wish to be?



It is hard for me to escape the fact that I am very well within the disability community and with my Channel 4 stardom, I could even dare say I am becoming famous. I always known my story and pioneering approach to life would lead me to be ‘famous’, where fame is merely a by-product of my activities as oppose to fame being the core of my desire like so many people nowadays. But how famous do I wish to be?


Well certainly not ‘mega famous’ where any minute of my life is under public scrutiny although as a service user, there is nothing now there! I want to be well known and respected in the fields I work in and also to be a public figure known for my expertise in disability issues and used as a commentator on issues directly and indirectly related to disability. I would love to appear on Newsnight or Question Time. As an potentially rising comic actor, I would like to break new ground by being the first speech impaired celebrity to appear on gameshows like 8 out of 10 cats and all that ‘fun stuff’. I think this should really change the attitudes towards disabled people in a new deeper way.


So that is my cards on the table and my intentions are clear and time can only tell if I achieve my goals.


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