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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2020, March 18th

Hannah is 20-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. Hannah has learned to adapt many things but struggles with walking for long periods, her hand coordination and cold/wet weather as it causes her pain.

Hannah says, "Just because I can't move well, it doesn't mean I can't build my career". Hannah got into a top drama school and she is an actress and writer as well as a campaigner. She is currently at University studying Drama and Creative Writing.

Hannah says she hates it when people assume that she is not disabled on the basis that she can walk and in turn when people assume that she requires help with everything. Hannah also doesn't like it when people call her and her parents 'inspirational' - she says, "this is just our life!".

Something that is really important to Hannah is creating characters and stories that tell the truth of disability, including both the hardship and the community. 

If Hannah could change one thing for other young people with physical disabilities it would be the understanding of both classmates and teachers to make the education system better and less discriminatory.

In her free time, you will find Hannah eating out, at rehearsals with her boyfriend, walking her dogs, at the theatre, and sat on her bed either chatting to friends or working on scripts.

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