"Driving Forward" is a memoir by Sophie Morgan, a British TV presenter, and disability advocate. The book chronicles her life before and after a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down.
The book begins with Sophie's upbringing in a close-knit family in East Sussex, England. She talks about her love for adventure and her passion for travel, which led her to work as a television presenter for shows such as "Beyond Boundaries" and "The World's Strictest Parents."
In 2014, Sophie was involved in a car accident that left her with a spinal cord injury and paralyzed from the chest down. She talks about the challenges she faced in the aftermath of the accident, including her struggles to come to terms with her new reality, adapt to life in a wheelchair, and find a new sense of purpose and meaning.
Throughout the book, Sophie reflects on her experiences as a disabled woman, including the discrimination and ableism she has encountered in society. She also shares her advocacy work, including her involvement with the charity Whizz-Kidz, which provides mobility equipment and support for young people with disabilities.
"Happynass" Editor comment: "Driving Forward" is a powerful and inspiring memoir that offers a candid and heartfelt account of one woman's journey through life-changing adversity. It is a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the power of determination and hope. Enjoy reading it!