What happens to her self-confidence when a young woman confronts the adversity in her life? Katie, is in a position many of us would dread and comes out on top.
I am a 27-year-old Marketing Communications Manager for Variety WA, and a singer. I have been performing for 15 years both nationally and internationally - both as a soloist, and as a founding member of the popular Variety Youth Choir. I perform at both corporate and community events. I am based in Perth, Western Australia.
I live with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and as such, have been confined to an electric wheelchair since I was 12 years old.
I have overcome a loss of confidence by focusing on my strengths, looking back on previous times of adversity and realising that if could do it then, I can do anything.
Variety Youth Choir is a group of young Australian performers, some able bodied, some disabled or disadvantaged, brought together by a love of song, dance and musical performance.
If you are also facing adversity and need some confidence building, then we have a set of blogs for you: "Devastated? Rebuild confidence" .
If you long to sing like Katie does but fear takes over, the "Confidence in public speaking" CD set looks at how to overcome stage fright .