Natalie Mann

My sight loss has forced me into becoming someone I didn’t choose to be, and, for a very long time I didn’t want anything to do with the ‘new’ me. Complete and utter denial, bloody mindedness, sorrow, anger, grief, fear and stress (don’t forget the stress) became my emotional default setting. I had put myself well and truly in the ‘why me’ zone.

Imogen Mcintosh-Roffey

For the Royal Opera House Design Challenge competition I chose to create a rotating German expressionist set design, which included distorted buildings that weren’t to scale, reflecting the overwhelming and violent nature of society.

Jessamin Landamore

Performing in street theatre or a music video, teaching yoga and meditation , or performing in Faust , are all about finding joy in movement and connection. I’m fortunate to be working across different disciplines and diving into worlds which continue to challenge and inspire me.

Jamie Bedwell

I believe high profile athletes have a fantastic opportunity to influence others in a really positive way and I want to use my platform to help people find their purpose. I have been working alongside the United Nations UK association to reduce the amount of unsustainable plastic being used in the bike and triathlon industry, called the Genesis 215 Campaign.

Zoe Carroll

The Sahara was chosen for the trek as the challenging conditions and environment were the nearest to Iraq and Afghanistan, meaning we were really able to visualise what our husbands went through during the time they served in the military. At College I want my students to have realistic expectations about a career in the Public Uniformed Services.

Ash Allwood

I left school at 16 and was homeless until I was about 25. It’s fair to say that life didn’t quite start as I was expecting. I spent years travelling around, living out of a bag and only ever taking what I could carry.