About the Founder

Hello! My name is Laura, I am 26 years old and live in a rural market town in the East of England.

I have recently graduated from university with a Bachelors degree in 'Theology, Ministry and Mission'after 3 years of training. I almost dropped out a number of times due to chronic pain, fatigue and other symptoms associated with my chronic illnesses, but with some persuasion and a lot of help from my family and those involved in my education, I managed to make it through to the end of the course. I learnt a great deal in that time, both from the theory and the life experiences that occured throughout that time in relation to my health.

 

I thought that once I had finished the 3 years, all my questions would be answered but, instead, I left with even more questions than when I started! After finishing university, I decided to do more research into theology surrounding disability and pain and suffering but rather than be comforted by what I found, I discovered that disability theologies are vast in number, and many of them are potentially damaging to those who might read them as they are often judgemental and unhelpful.

With a lack of fulfilling responses, and so many negative theologies being spread all over the internet and throughout churches, I decided something needed to be done, and who better to give it a shot than a chronically ill, theology graduate?! So here I am, and here you are.

 

I don't know all the answers, but I want to dig deeper into the conversation of chronic illness/disability and faith, and see where this journey takes me. I hope you will come along for the ride and shareyour experiences, thoughts and ideas.

Together, we can create an empowering, supportive and close community environment for disabled and chronically ill christians to plant themselves and grow in, through the good, the bad and the ugly.

If you are reading this as a church leader or someone who is interested in working with us to make the Church more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities and chronic illness, please head on over to the contact page and let us in what way you are interested in getting involved.

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