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This picture shows Claire’s timeline across the middle of the page with arrows pointing upwards to events in her life that were highpoints and arrows pointing downwards to events in her life that were low points.

From left to right the picture shows the following highpoints above the line:

  • Born in 1983
  • Left school 1999
  • Attended college childcare courses
  • Met partner 2004–5
  • Learnt to drive 2008
  • Had 5 poems published over the years, roughly 2009, 2010, 2011 etc
  • Started Learning BSL 2013–14
  • Voluntary work 2014
  • IBSL Level 1 2014–2015
  • Bought my first home – bungalow 2015

From left to right, the picture shows the following low points below the line:

  • Abused in childhood, bullied in school
  • 2004 Lost: Grandfather (Dad’s side) Gran (Mum’s side)
  • 2008 – Car crash (not my fault)
  • 2013 – unexpected death of Mum

 Experiences over time