The year 2023 has marked significant milestones in my journey which has led me to new heights. Filming started in the early part of the year for the upcoming documentary that chronicles my story, a project still in production. Additionally, I had the honour of being selected as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Neurodivergent Achiever of the Year’ Award, alongside esteemed individuals such as Lewis Capaldi, professors, and other academics.
I have been involved in various impactful projects such as engaging in a clothing collaboration aimed at raising awareness for neurodivergent conditions – this is an ongoing project. In June I participated in my first live art exhibition, where I successfully sold my artwork to generate funds for the NSPCC. Furthermore, I had the privilege of showcasing my art at Manchester Central for The Autism Show, an event attended by a substantial number of individuals, thereby amplifying the reach and impact of my work.
Looking ahead, I am excited to announce several projects ready for release in the upcoming months and towards the end of the year. These ventures involve collaborations with like-minded individuals (some who have a global reach) who share the vision of creating positive changes in the world. I am really looking forward to sharing these with the public.
Undoubtedly, one of the most gratifying moments of this year so far occurred when a 16-year-old student, recently diagnosed with autism, approached me with a request. She asked if she could utilise my art as a case study for her Art GCSE, as she strongly resonated with my work. I am proud to say that she smashed her exams, this only motivates me to keep supporting and inspiring future generations.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to everyone who has contributed to my journey through advice, guidance, and inspiration. Your support and understanding helps me to continue fighting for my cause.