For me diversity and inclusivity (D&I) initiatives must go well beyond a simple box-ticking exercise. As an Asian female who also happens to have a visible physical disability, advocating for D&I is a personal mission. It’ll therefore come as no surprise that much of CheekyLittleCareers’ content focuses on these areas. In many of my blogs I talk openly and candidly about the many obstacles I had to overcome to successfully break into the legal profession. Indeed, rather than allowing my disability to engulf me, I eventually learnt to embrace my differences and used my experiences as a force for good. Today my wheelchair, along with my wonky fingers and endless operation scars form part of my personal brand. I now want law students, trainee solicitors and qualified lawyers to feel inspired and motivated by my journey.

I am an engaging and lively public speaker. I can confidently talk to audiences of all sizes about: what it means to develop a life-changing chronic health condition and resulting disability as a child; why disability matters; how best to interact with people with physical disabilities; and why disabilities are not necessarily limiting.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from a person with a physical disability, which will challenge the way audiences view other people with physical disabilities and promote positive behavioural changes.