Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Sophie, I'm 31 and a disabled mum to be who loves colour (now a Mumma!).
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it
I run an instagram page called @fashionbellee which I started in order to inspire both disabled and non-disabled people that you can dress how you want to, be comfortable in your own style and your own skin! I run this along with working at a financial company which helps to pay the bills!
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means I use an electric wheelchair full time and I cannot walk at all. I feel courageous because during my life I have had to overcome many an obstacle to live life as independently as possible and to achieve things that many might think only non-disabled people could do! I am currently 29 weeks pregnant and although it's been tough, with many doctors appointments and dealing with how my body has changed, it's been the most incredible experience of my life.
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
I wish I could tell her not to worry, to live in the moment and be comfortable in your own skin! All I remember doing through my teenage years was worry about the future, what would it look like, who would I be and how I would get there. I would constantly compare myself to others and now I realise that it only had negative effects.
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Love yourself. It can be so hard and I know from personal experience that it is difficult to be positive and confident about who you are but it can really make a difference. And also, wear colour! If I'm ever feeling low or lacking courage, I use colour to make me feel brighter and ready to grab life with both hands.