Youth Voice blogs

These articles are from our ATLAS and Young Mayor blogs.

Autism Acceptance

Published: 23 Mar 2023

Hannah Mudd, an ATLAS Autism member, shares their personal experience of being autistic and working in a library. Please note this blog was originally published in July 2022.


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Sensory differences - an ATLAS blog post

Published: 23 Mar 2023

One of our ATLAS members has shared their experience of having sensory issues.


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The History of Mobility Aids

Published: 8 Mar 2023

One of our ATLAS members looks back at the history of mobility aids and how they have developed over the years.


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New Young Mayor

Published: 7 Mar 2023

I'm Tallulah and I'm the Youth Mayor of Surrey for 2022 to 23. I'm 16 years old and I'm currently in my first year of college studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and I'm going down the musical theatre route. After college I hope to go to drama school (Italia Conti is my dream one) to get a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. After this I hope to go into the West End and hopefully become an actress in TV and film.


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Young Mayor manifesto

Published: 16 Feb 2023

My name is Tallulah and I'm Surrey's Young Mayor for 2022 to 2023.


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Learning disabilities - an ATLAS blog post

Published: 14 Feb 2023

One of our ATLAS members has shared their experience of having a learning difficulty.


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