You know the really cool almost perfect for me opportunity that I mentioned in this entry?
Well, I just got an e-mail about it. And it's happening.
My contribution won't be exactly what they asked for because the constraints of the project and what I can offer them don't mesh completely. But the person in charge of it put in her e-mail that she feels that what I can offer is both "interesting and relevant" and so I still get to take part! It really is as perfect for me as it could be given that I knew when I offered to contribute that I wasn't what they wanted exactly.
(yes I know this entry is cagey, deal with it)
Basically in 2004 I wrote an article/profile piece on myself and my experiences as a disabled person at university. This was published by Skill and then reprinted last year by Full On magazine. A couple of weeks ago my contact at Skill got in touch and said she'd been contacted to see if she knew of anyone who would be willing to be a case study of disabled people's experiences with job hunting/starting work.
I e-mailed her and said this is my situation blah blah blah I know this isn't quite what is wanted/needed but I would be willing to contribute. And she forwarded my info/details to the editor of this new project.
I've been asked to provide some quotes of why I chose voluntary work and what I like about it as well as a brief biography of myself!!!!!!
It may not be a full article but it still is a great opportunity for raising awareness and furthering my cause. I'm really pleased.