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What makes us Human? written by Alison Lapper with Liz Coward

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again for, what is, an EXCLUSIVE issue.    As you know, months ago, Alison Lapper commissioned me to co-write her essay on What makes us Human? for BBC Radio Two’s Jeremy Vine show. Excitement didn’t come close and I quickly set to work.  Ali… Continue reading…

What makes us human? D Day -1

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again. With only one day to go before Alison Lapper and I travel to the BBC, we’re busily engaged in fine-tuning her essay on, “What makes us Human?” Due to the nature of Ali’s disability, it’s not just a case of practising, but mastering tiny,… Continue reading…

What makes us human?

Hello, and welcome to hot and sunny Shoreham Beach. It’s glorious here. The sea is like a millpond, its tranquility broken only by the gentle splash of swimmers or oars. Paddle boarders punt their way towards the horizon, now just a thin grey line punctuating the endless baby blue. A deep, relaxing silence prevails, occasionally… Continue reading…