I have been diagnosed with Crohns Disease since I was 12. Having had several major surgeries and issues in the year 2000 I lost most of my small bowel and am now considered as having Intestinal Failure / Short Gut Syndrome. This means that now when I drink and eat I am actually dehydrating and not rehydrating. As a result I have to connect to nutritional fluid every day through a Pic Line insitu in my chest.
If you want to know more about this condition you can do your own research to find out more.
I identify as Disabled and have done since the year 2000. I have actively campaigned and advocated on disability issues as well as performing at and hosting Disability led events.
I had my most successful failure in life, in the year 2000, when I tried to kill myself after having bouts of severe depression as a result of my health and disability. This experience changed my life fundamentally and has allowed me since to help inform, educate and support others on the subject.
I have spoken and been able to speak eloquently on these matters at various conferences and events and can been hired privately to speak about both Disability and Mental Health and issues surrounding both.
I speak publicly and comfortably on these topics utilising my talent as a stand-up, actor and public speaker to deliver positive messages, training and educational content.