For over ten years, until spring 2018, I edited SpokeOut magazine, a quarterly health and lifestyle magazine published by Ireland’s largest physical disability charity, IWA (Irish Wheelchair Association), in partnership with Dyflin Media, and later Tower Media, and distributed to over 20,000 readers with disabilities.

As editor, I got to meet and interview many interesting people, who often shared their personal stories with with the aim of encouraging other people adapting to life with a disability. Another part of my role was to mentor young writers with disabilities, who gained writing experience through the magazine.

On several occasions the magazine was shortlisted for ‘Customer/Member Magazine of the Year’ at the Magazines Ireland Awards, and I was nominated as ‘Editor of the Year’.

A full back catalogue in PDF format or hard copy is available from the Irish Wheelchair Association, so please contact them if you are looking for something from the archive!