Ultimately, I wanted to get better. Having the aim of wanting to live my life to the fullest and do all the things I want to, was always in the back of my mind and it helped me remain positive although it was not always easy.

I was first diagnosed with discoid lupus (a form of lupus only affecting the skin). It took quite a while to get this diagnosis as I got referred to the dermatology department at the hospital after having a bunch of tests done at my GP, followed by a biopsy and lots of other procedures. Prior...

“If you have an idea or aspiration, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, but more importantly don’t tell yourself you can’t!”

My Story… During my time at university I founded my business, Instant memories. Instant Memories is a polaroid photo service, established in response to the growing popularity of polaroid pictures. The ethos of Instant memories is to capture special moments in people’s lives, while simultaneously using the power of photography to raise awareness of social…

“Be yourself, and trust your own judgement and instincts.”

My story… I was born in the North of Poland in a little seaside town of Koszalin and am the youngest of four kids. In 1981 my parents decided to leave Poland due to the political situation and move to South Africa. Soon after arriving in SA with only a few suitcases, my dad started…

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”

The last four years of my life have been a really weird, painful blur but I wouldn’t edit them in any way if I had the opportunity. Dare I say, I am glad they happened. It started in the final year of my A-Levels. My cousin, who had suffered from bipolar depression for many years,…

“Learn what Love means to you, how you can express it, understand it and recognise it. And then give it. Talk about it. Share it every day and with every one, put it in everything you do.”

My Story… My name is Paul, I am 21, was born in France but have always lived far away. First Poland, then Malaysia, Thailand, the United States and now England. I want to start this by saying that I will be forever grateful to my parents for giving me this endless desire to understand others…

“I discovered that a true understanding of ourselves cannot be found somewhere else; not from anything external, but must be discovered and realized from within.”

My Story… I was born a performer. Ever since I can remember, I have loved acting, reenacting, portraying, presenting, imitating, going on stage, speaking to a camera, communicating to an audience, and simply having fun. There was just something about the feeling I got when I entertained people that made me feel alive and whole,…