Who are you?
My name is Vanessa McMouse & I am an independent author with Cerebral Palsy living in Australia.
What year were you born?
I was in born 1998 & for all those who are passionate about horoscopes, I am a Scorpio.
Where are you living now?
I am currently living in beautiful Australia.
How did you find out you were disabled?
I found out I had a disability the day l got my first video camera on Christmas day 2009. My sister and I had spent the whole day running around recording ourselves. Afterwards, we played the video on tv & that's when I realised I was different.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is chilli lime chips and dark chocolate. My family call me a chip connoisseur.
What does the MC stand for?
My last name from my native language translated to English is Mouse. My dad’s name is McDonald, at the age of six, my parents divorced & my father became less present in my life. Despite the lack of a relationship, I want to honour and acknowledge my father in my own unique way. I added MC to my last name, henceforth McMouse.
What are your hobbies?
I know I am going to be made fun of for this, but I love to cook, read and gardening.
Why did you start writing?
I felt alone and isolated because of my disability. I started writing as a form of therapy to cope with living in an un-inclusive world.
What are you listening to right now?
I am listening to Ignore by Embue.
Scary movies or happy endings?
Obviously, happy endings I am a sucker for happy endings.
What is the least favourite thing about yourself?
Perfectionism I worry over the smallest detail.
What is your favourite colour?
I am a lover of vibrant colours like pinks and white.