Wednesday, 26 April 2006


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.



Chana said...

Hi Emma. What a wonderfully beautifully blog you got here. I loooove the colors. These are my favorites.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet message. Thank you for your prayers, can never have enough of those.

I got to read a couple of your post and i can see we have a few things in common righ of the bat...I'm not in a wheelchair permanently but i have a medical condition which puts me in one or crutches or walker as it pleases....I will come back to read more as soon as i can. I surely enjoy what i have read.

Congratulations and good luck with the piece that they want you to write. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated and received.

Enjoy your day. :)

Karen said...


Matt said...

Sounds awesome..good luck.


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