Hello, it's me, wait, who am I?
My name is Alex and I'm a neck breather.
If you follow me on any form of social media, you will have seen ‘neck breather’ in my bio and it is there for a reason. That reason is not just to confuse people, which trust me it has, I’ve received several messages asking me what it means. In a way, this was my goal, the more people who know what it means the better.
What does it mean I hear you ask? When I was born my airway collapsed, as a result I am unable to breathe properly, so I have a tracheostomy, which is a tube in my neck that I breathe through. This is just one part of my disability, which I plan on discussing in more depth over time, but if I were to tell you everything right now you wouldn’t read my next blog post would you?
Speaking of blog posts, I plan on using this blog to talk about my life and how my disability affects it. My goal is to show people that disabled people can be just as successful in life as anyone else.
Last year I graduated from Derby Law School with a 2:1 Law Degree and I am currently studying the Legal Practice Course. I hope to one day practice as a solicitor in either employment or family law.
Outside of law, my life is fairly normal. I am a big Derby County fan, myself and my Dad are season ticket holders and often go to away matches together. In addition, I am a big animal lover and would love to work with animals or in animal rights one day. I often spend my spare time finding new cruelty free beauty products to try, this might be something I also talk about in my blog posts.
So, that’s a little bit about me, thank you for giving my first blog post a read. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while now, but I’ve just never had the confidence to do so. Over the past few years I have met some amazing people online who have similar disabilities to myself and reading their stories has helped me, so if I can help just one person realise even us disabled folk can nail life then it will be worth it.