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More than skin deep

By |2019-11-15T11:43:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Young Ambassador Elin Williams interviews Guardian Beauty Editor, Sali Hughes Sali Hughes is a Welsh beauty editor, author and journalist whose lifelong affair with beauty started after an encounter with makeup artist Lynne Easton at a bar in Soho. Since then, Sali has built an incredibly successful career for herself, earning a loyal following with her [...]

Accessing the ‘true’ university experience by Idil Serce

By |2019-11-15T10:52:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Deciding to go to university can be a daunting thought for all students but especially for those of us who are visually impaired. From the process of applying to university to balancing the demands of student life and study, it can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. And on [...]

Have you thought about… playing in a marching band?

By |2019-11-07T14:11:35+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

By Michael Alford The increasing variety of technologies such as apps and modern digital equipment, combined with a few age-old communication methods developed for the visually impaired, such as Braille, are making most activities accessible even for those with extremely severe sight impairments, but walking around while playing music can really feel like a no-goer. But [...]

Have you thought about… taking the trip of a lifetime?

By |2019-11-07T14:07:58+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

My Jolt Trust trip of a lifetime by Charlie Beeston My name is Charlie Beeston. I am a 15 year old student from Lincoln living with a visual Impairment. In 2018 my life was changed forever. I was called into the head teacher’s office at school where she informed me of an opportunity of a lifetime [...]

Have you thought about… pole dancing?

By |2019-11-07T13:51:18+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Time to climb the pole! By Alexandra Mackie  It all started with a conversation between me, my boyfriend and his Amazon Echo. “Alexa, where can I buy polo mints?”  Alexa answered, “Pole dancing in Birmingham?” We both shouted, “No!” in exasperation but that’s when the idea got stuck into our heads. It made me wonder whether pole dancing was [...]

Breaking Down Barriers in Recruitment

By |2019-11-07T13:41:05+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

by Michael Alford Disclaimer – any views expressed in this article are my own and are not necessarily shared nor endorsed by any of the organisations mentioned. If it’s hard for disabled people to find jobs, it’s worth remembering that it can also be quite hard for an employer to employ someone with a disability when [...]

Finding travel courage as a VI individual

By |2019-11-07T13:35:53+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Planning and organising a holiday can be a very stressful process for individuals who are visually impaired (VI). As a VI individual myself, l have always found myself choosing the safe and secure option to travel abroad with family or close friends who have had the opportunity to grow their understanding of my eye condition and the [...]