I thought I'd update you about #MadePossible - partly because today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. This year's theme, Press for Progress, is all about advocacy, activism and support in the context of campaigning and equality.
Advocacy, activism, equality, campaigning are among the issues at the heart of Made Possible, a book in which high achieving people with learning disabilities…
It was very cool to see Made Possible sweep into 2018 with a feature in the January issue of disability lifestyle magazine Enable. In the print edition, Enable used this shot of my baseball-cap loving sister looking (in my opinion) thoughtful and determined:
The article describes the book's aim of putting learning disabled people…
I'd like to kick off this month's update, the last of 2017, with some special thanks to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for so generously gifting Made Possible (already such a timely book) with even more relevance.
In case you missed it, Phillip Hammond was roundly condemned earlier this month for implying that Britain's sluggish economy was the result of having more disabled…
It’s a month since Made Possible reached 100% crowdfunding, so this is a quick update on progress.
If you've read my previous updates, then sorry for repeating myself, but this book would simply not be happening without its incredible supporters. Thank you - to be fully funded in just six weeks shows how much this book is wanted and needed.
Thanks also to those continuing…
As you know, Made Possible hit 100% crowdfunding a few days ago - a milestone marked by the Guardian running this article on the book:
In the Guardian piece, which some of you have shared (thanks - do continue!), I explain that at the heart of Made Possible lies the need to transform attitudes so that learning disabled people are no longer "regarded…
Well this was a great way to kick off the morning:
The only reason this book is happening is because of its supporters - so a HUGE thank you to each and every single patron who has helped to make sure this book gets out there.
To quote some of your fantastic messages and social media comments this morning, "woo hoo", "yayy", "brilliant", "so pleased", "hooray", "WOW!!!!".
You took the…
I'm delighted to say that we are just a few tiny steps away from hitting the 100% crowdfunding target for Made Possible - just 4% left to go as I write this!
Thanks so much if you've recently joined the campaign to get this book made - you're among almost 200 people and organisations helping to create Made Possible. Patrons include self-advocates, campaigners, care providers, family…
Hello everyone - and wow, look what happened just a few days ago:
Made Possible reached the 90% funding milestone on 7 October - this is absolutely fantastic, as the campaign to create this unique athology only launched on 6 September!
The fact that this relatively new crowdfunding campaign only has 10% left to fund is down to almost 170 supportive…
I've developed a habit for alliterative headlines..More importantly, this Friday (October 6th), it's a month since the launch of the campaign to create Made Possible.
It's taken less than four weeks for this book to be more than 50% crowdfunded - and this is 100% because all of your brilliant support.
To hit such a milestone so soon reflects a determination (your determination…
Hello everyone - and thanks and welcome to all of you most recent Made Possible supporters who've joined us in the last week.
And what a week!
Thank you all, because the surge of support for this book so far has driven us to hit the very important midway milestone - 50% crowdfunded - just two weeks after launch. Wow.
I'm so grateful to everyone who's pre-ordering Made Possible, as well as…
Just 11 days since launch and Made Possible is already more than 40% crowdfunded - that's down to almost 100 brilliantly supportive people so far helping to create this groundbreaking book by pledging and pre-ordering it.
It's incredible that Made Possible is almost half way to being published, and this is entirely down to a group of diverse individuals united by a common cause…
First off, a HUGE thank you to all you brilliant early bird pledgers for getting Made Possible off the ground - I've been blown away by your support, feedback, encouragement and enthusiasm.
Your help in creating this book means that Made Possible reached a major crowdfunding milestone after just 2 days - the 25% mark. Sensational - we've not even been going for a week and…