Kizzy, a keen poet and spoken word activist, whom herself lives with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and OCD, admits she has often faced difficulties accessing the arts, but this has never stopped her breaking through her physical limitations to create art.
“Writing poetry has given me the time to be self-reflective about how I can move forward with my disability and how I can use my poetry to help others who are in a similar situation. That is why I always aim to address the difficult topics that my generation is facing within my writing, in the hope that it will help to change the attitude and outlook of my readers,” said Kizzy.
At only 17 years old, she has already made great strides in the poetry industry by hosting her very own Edinburgh Fringe show, as well as writing poetry books and fundraisers for charities such as Guide Dogs, the House of Bread and Smile for a Child.
We’re delighted to be able to share one of Kizzy’s poems below: