Made Possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words
I’ve just done a brief Q&A with the Response Source website about the reasons behind
, my newly-released anthology of stories about success by learning disabled people. Made Possible
Here’s an extract from the interview about the book that’s inspired by my sister:
‘I know so many incredibly talented, determined people who happen to have a learning disability and I wanted their stories to reach more people.’ Finding the word limit of regular articles too restrictive to fully tell the stories of people too often unheard, journalist Saba Salman decided to create a space for sharing these experiences with her book
. Made Possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words
writing for The Guardian on issues relating to social affairs, public and third sectors, and welfare and disability issues, Saba aims to inform on the impact long-term austerity continues to have on those with learning disabilities as well as concerns for the long-term effects of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis.
Human rights campaigner Shaun Webster, in Made Possible, stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words
A complete joy working with campaigner Shaun Webster, who describes his life in my upcoming book ‘Made Possible, stories of success by people with learning disabilities.’
Shaun, who I filmed with pre-lockdown, explains what drives him and how he defied those who told him he’d never achieve anything.
Made Possible shows how and why people’s potential should be supported, and that we all benefit when this happens. It couldn’t be a more apt book for our current times.
Pre-order Made Possible from the usual booksellers like
https://amzn.to/3fMJMXh or see if your local bookstore can order it for you. For updates, follow #MadePossible and @Saba_Salman on Twitter and Instagram and the Facebook.
Book news: the hardbacks of my upcoming book,
Made Possible, are now at the offices of my publisher, Unbound.
Copies will soon be in the hands of all of the great people who backed these first editions and therefore helped bring this book into the world.
The paperback’s out in May and is now available to pre-order from the usual places, like
Foyles, Waterstones, Blackwells and Amazon.
In a nutshell, the book is 200 pages that challenge assumptions and it’s packed with power, joy, potential, humanity, humour and much more.
You can find out more about the background to the book on my
publisher’s website and in this . Guardian piece