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Getting my story out there!
April 16, 2018
With so many people suffering from head injuries more awareness about this needs to be given for greater public awareness. Judging that one person has a has a head injury every 90 seconds according to Headway just in the UK emphasises how frequent they are. The public needs to have more understanding of this and not write people off as drunk or homeless without any understanding of a person’s situation. Greater awareness of head injuries needs to be brought to the public. Of course, writing a book about this was a first start and something that I hope will be read by many people. However, I’m not sure that it is going t be a best-seller any time soon, so how do I reach a wider audience?
I think that my recovery has been a huge amount of work which deserves celebration rather than looking back forlornly. Certainly, I am a changed individual but not worse, just with different strengths and weaknesses than I had before. To achieve this there has got to be a change of mindset among the general population, how on earth do you achieve this?
One way to do this has not got to stop with the publication of my book but thinking big! How to get my story told too many? Perhaps this is through doing inspirational talks that will give people a greater understanding of your fight to get back what you had before. Or to build on the different skills you now have @sallygarozzo @TEDxBrighton. I am certainly a different Ben to the one I was before the accident which happened to me. Public speaking does not intimidate me at all and the way that creativity has been a fantastic tool for my healing and to get your life back in some shape or form has me considering turning my memoir into a movie? @3dd_Productions @42mp @4Creative @76ltd @agilefilms @BBCFilms @PicHouse_Films @DMovies_org perhaps both these avenues could be areas I should discover.
Explore my YouTube page under Ben Clench to view my videoed talks with links to the podcasts I have done. As well as my book page https://ben-again.org/ and view the 25 customer reviews on Amazon which are fantastic: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Again-inspirational-traumatic-survivor-ebook/dp/B01NBW3IJW. I will spend next week sending out treatments to the film organisations above and hope to get some positive reactions from them. Greater public awareness if certainly needed!