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Sophie Morgan talks to Claire Armitstead

Driving Forwards

Hay Festival 2022, 

On the edge of adult life Sophie, a wild child at 18, crashed her car and was paralysed from the chest down. Everything she had dreamed of was forgotten and her journey to build a different life began. Over the past 18 years she has had to learn to overcome her own and other people’s perceptions of disability and explore the limits of her abilities.

The author of Driving Forwards: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment After Life-changing Injury, Sophie Morgan is a disability advocate, inclusion consultant and one of the first female disabled TV hosts. She sees her challenges as a unique chance for creativity and has become the ultimate agent for change, voted in the Top 10 most influential people with a disability in the UK. She talks to the Guardian's Associate Culture Editor.

Sophie Morgan talks to Claire Armitstead