After an amazing year that has literally taken our breath away, we decided to be brave and throw our hat into the ring as such and enter this year’s TEDxNorwichED. The theme Look Again just seemed to fit perfectly with our message #flipthenarrative and we were blown away to make it through the 200 applications to the final speakers selection!
There are a hundred or more people to thank for this moment – from our family and friends who have given unconditional love and support always, to the wider communities we have met along the way and in the past 12 months in particular. Twitter has become a space where connections have been made and much learning about the ‘whole view’ has happened. You are all amazing #TeamSEND and you push the barriers everyday for a better world.
My heartfelt thanks go to our phenomenal Intervenor Team – without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do everyday. You believe in Ella like no other and you see how the world can and should be, keep going and never stop believing. Marian who works with me closely has walked this path for four years with us, supporting everything we do. I couldn’t thank her more for her sage advice and support. Mick and the team at MW Design are the reason we can share our message in our talks and even this website – your belief in us from day one was truly humbling. I’ve met so many amazing people in the past year and can’t thank all of them enough for pushing us on and believing we can actually break through and make real change.
To the ‘Why’ in my life Ella – our journey has been long and trying and full of obstacles, but every single day, you my darling girl shine through and keep moving forwards. You have taught me everything I know and still show me the way daily. I hope I can do you justice and the millions around the world who need to know that they are not forgotten and they will be acknowledged and recognised equally because you teach us, and together we have much to learn.