Prudence Walker

 Prudence WalkerExperiences shape us all and the disability experience can help to develop attributes already present in us, or can force us to develop attributes because of the situations we face.

At 16, I acquired a brain injury and went from being someone who didn't really have to try at school, to someone who could not read or write and who could barely speak. Later, after surgery to remove a brain tumour, my challenge was to learn to walk, remember and regain my confidence over many years. Long term, this has left me with a mobility impairment and some memory and processing issues. 

Today, I work in disability awareness in the community, helping to facilitate conversations around disability issues. I also work with disabled individuals, helping them aim for what they want out of life and developing their ability to challenge the expectations (or lack of expectations) they have of themselves, or others have of them.