"I am now engaged to get married to my fiancé, as he is now.

He was just my boyfriend for 3 years then he asked me to marry him. 

After the 3 years and I said yes - that’s me giving him permission and consent to my hand in marriage but I know not everyone has this. I think it helps other people to speak out and   have the right to have a voice in having happy and safe relationships : having the right to have a voice in your relationship and being comfortable, in a relationship where you both want the same things and having the right to agree."

Me and my fiancé have a lot in common, like we both support football. Me and him do the same drama group together and have the love and passion for drama. Our drama group is called ‘The blue-sky actors’ and I am the main lead actor."   

Ellen Goodey-Campbell

"It would help when you have things in common with each other, then you come to an agreement with each other. Then you have the right to have a voice in your relationship, giving advice to other people with and without disabilities to have a voice in the  relationships too.   

It’s important for everyone having easy read documents (about this topic) so other people can read information to help them, with easy pictures to use as symbols to go with the information, especially if other people with disabilities can’t read small print like me – I can’t read print that is too small.    

Having the right to have your consent and your voice (heard) in having healthy and happy relationships for other people who can’t access these things or any form of relationships for themselves (is important). That’s why we need easy information and easy pictures to use to us understand what we are trying to say.   

Me and my fiancé are happy and it should be like that for everyone."

Further reading

Ellen is now happily married to Allan and you can read more about her story in this article first published in Real life magazine.

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