How it began
When I was 9 I asked my mam if I could write a letter to Disney. I wanted to ask if they could make a film with a princess who wears glasses. I love Disney but didn't feel children with glasses were represented fairly. My mam posted a picture of my letter on her Facebook page and we were blown away by the response. I received letters and comments from all over the world, from people who felt the same way I did. I was invited to speak on lots of TV and radio programmes and became an ambassador for CLEARLY.
I met Graphic Designer for LeftLion Magazine Natalie Owen at BBC Radio Nottingham. She very kindly gave me a beautiful illustration of a Disney-like princess wearing glasses. Since then we have collaborated and produced a children's book that we are both really excited about called 'PRINCESS ROSE AND THE GOLDEN GLASSES'.
Click here to find out how you can get a copy.
30% of the profits from the sale of our book will be used to enable orphans and vulnerable children to access eye tests, get glasses or whatever is required to help them see clearly.
My parents run a charity called Operation Orphan that supports orphans around the world and as a result of everything that has happened they are investing in eye tests and glasses for the children they care for. My hope is that these are the first of thousands of children who get the opportunity to see clearly as a result of this simple letter.
I wanted to make a difference and inspire others to listen to their heart and to take a bold step, believing they too can make a difference in their world.