Oliver Lam-Watson


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I’m a Disabled Youtuber, Photographer, and Wheelchair fencer for Great Britain. I spent six years studying architecture before deciding I wanted to dedicate my time and efforts towards social change. More recently I have spent my time training hard in fencing and competing in the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics, where I won a silver and bronze medal. I also spend my days public speaking and making content that addresses the stigma surrounding the word: Disability.

People’s perceptions of us are usually based on the first thing they see, for me that’s my disability, so they usually assume what I can’t do before they think about what I can. Whether you have a disability or not, whatever your adversity might be, it’s up to us to change these perceptions. Our biggest obstacles are not our disabilities or adversities, they are these perceptions of what we are capable of.”