Sophie Morgan In Conversation With Katie Piper
Join Sophie Morgan and Katie Piper OBE – passionate disability advocates, presenters, and friends – in conversation to celebrate the publication of Sophie’s memoir, Driving Forwards.
On the precipice of starting her adult life, aged eighteen, Sophie L. Morgan, a rebellious and incorrigible wild child, crashed her car and was instantly paralysed from the chest down. Rushed to hospital, everything she had dreamed for her life was instantly forgotten and her journey to rediscover herself and build a different life began. But being told she would never walk again would come to be the least of her concerns.
Katie and Sophie have worked together on ITVs' Loose Women; two unique women with unusual stories, whose careers have led them to consistently work toward improving representation across industries.
‘A book that’ll change your perspective on life. You’ll not be able to put it down’ Fearne Cotton
For this virtual event, Sophie will share her journey of resilience and empowerment after life-changing injury. She'll consider how she came to terms with the changes in her body, how she learnt to cope with the many unexpected and unpredictable setbacks of living with paralysis and what it has been like to overcome her own and other people's perceptions of disability.
But she’ll also consider her life since – her family, friends, fierce love in all its forms, identity, and meaning. Searingly honest, her story is unusual and yet relatable, inspiring us to see how adversity can be channelled into opportunity and how ongoing resilience can ultimately lead to empowerment.
Join Katie and Sophie for a far reaching conversation that will prove to be a truly unmissable evening.