A VIDEO blog by an aspiring film maker is teaching people the daily reality of living with a disability.

Lauren Mill, 21, who has cerebral palsy left hemiplegia and uses a wheelchair, started a Youtube channel to share the positives and negatives of living with her disability.

As a graduate of Swindon College, and getting a BTEC in creative digital media, she is determined to not let life in a wheelchair stop her from fulfilling her dreams.

Her vlog The Life of Lauren also shares episodes from an anxiety diary, something she started to record the ups an downs for the wider world.

“I don’t like the word normal, I just say I have an adaptation,” she told the Adver.

“My anxiety is triggered by people thinking that I’m not mentally able to do things.

“The positives are that I get to drive a wheelchair, I can go faster than people walking, and I go to gigs half price.

“You have got to be grateful for what you have got, that’s how I’ve been brought up.

“I’ve got to accept who I am and my You Tube channel is helping me do that because I have something to focus on.”

She said she had a great support network of friends and family, and lives at home in Pinehurst with her mum Helen and 17-year-old brother Ollie.

She’s supported by a PA and care staff throughout the day as a student wellbeing volunteer at Swindon College after graduating last year, and picked up the Reg Arman Award for special recognition.

“Often you see social care in a negative light,” she added, “they do a lot of positive stuff, but it's rarely mentioned, Swindon Borough Council have been absolutely amazing.”

Now she dreams of a career in the media and has contacted TV production companies to share her ideas for programmes and wants to appear on Casualty as an extra.

“I’ve always loved the media and being in front of a camera,” she added, and counts Midsomer Murders among one of her favourite shows.

“My passion is being creative - I love a bit of drama and I like to see the way things are filmed,” she said.

“I want to be a positive role model and to show that just because I’m in a chair I won’t let it define me.

“I might run your foot over, I’m just like everyone else but I have wheels.”

Find Lauren's youtube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoq-xeP-lBw_emR87Yww9w.