I love and hate my cane. It awards me freedom but takes away some of what I am about."
"I don't appear visually impaired and love wearing makeup, some people don't recognise the cane for what it is (I've even been asked if it's some sort of hiking stick!)".
"I'd like to get more training with my cane, so I can be more confident."
"I would like for the public to have a general awareness of the cane and to know that it does not mean one particular thing or define the person relying on it."
"The cane means independence and giving me the ability to go out on my own. Even in rush hour! I've used a long cane since I was 16 and I'm never ever going back to not having one!"