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Kirsty
Partner - University of Sheffield

Favourite colour – Pink
Favourite song – Queen, “Fat Bottomed Girls”
Favourite food – Curry

Working with Purple Patch on our ESRC-funded project, Living Life to the Fullest has been brilliant. With children and young people alongside as our co-researchers, the project is a space where disabled children and young people can tell new stories of disability โ€“ their own stories.

Purple Patch has both led and supported our arts-informed methods in the project: our desire to enable disabled children and young people to tell their stories through access to the arts. This has included leading a residential Arts Retreat with young people and their families, and supporting us to build a national art exhibition at the end of the project. Therefore, Purple Patchโ€™s impact in our project has been significant. The work they have done with and for us with disabled children and young people has been considered, innovative and exciting.

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