I am a 19 year old woman and like any 19 year old, I would like to be in a relationship. I want to be in a relationship with that special someone who I feel attracted to. I want to have a loving trusting relationship with someone who loves me for me.
But for me, this can be difficult. I would like to highlight the barriers for me and others with learning disabilities.
One of the main problems is the lack of opportunities to meet people socially. The only time I get to meet boys my age is at school and some social clubs, however these opportunities are nearly always supervised.
How would you feel if you were trying to talk to someone you fancied and you were being constantly watched?
Our Radio is a community orientated online radio station. I support people with a learning disability to run it and it is one of the best things I have ever been involved with.
The station came about in 2014 when, inspired by a course we were doing at Resonance FM, the group I was working with decided they would like to set up and run their own station. Together with the amazing fundraising team from Mencap I helped raise some money for the group and we haven’t looked back since then. I have been involved in radio for 20 years now and Our Radio beats all other stations hands down.