"My Left Foot" is an autobiography written by Christy Brown, an Irish writer and painter who was born with cerebral palsy. The book describes Brown's early life growing up in a poor Dublin family, his struggles with his physical disability, and his eventual discovery of his talent as a writer and artist.
The title "My Left Foot" refers to Brown's ability to control only his left foot, which he used to type out the book on a typewriter with the help of his family.
Despite his physical limitations, Brown was able to overcome many obstacles and become a successful writer and artist, achieving international fame and recognition for his work.
Throughout the book, Brown reflects on his relationships with his family and friends, his experiences in school and with medical professionals, and his search for love and independence. The book is a powerful testament to the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity through determination, perseverance, and creativity.
Reading My Left Foot opened my eyes to the potential within me, as a way to vent my feelings through writing, but most importantly, it made me realise I am not alone, or unique in my struggles with a society that has a dim view of disability