Naomi talks about the importance of having a voice and how it feel when people take her voice away.
“It is important for me to have voice so I can say what I need. People can help me by listening to me, and not speaking on my behalf unless I give them permission, also please don’t interrupt me when I am speaking as this means I can forget what I am trying to say. I have had support workers who have not listened to me in the past and who had started talking for me. I didn’t like it. They didn’t want me to speak at all. I felt silenced. I felt like I was being punished.”