I am Katie Manning, an artist, creative and coach. I am currently working on 100 Cleft Portraits to raise the profile of Cleft and the journey we embark on when we have a child born with a cleft. For me, it has been the most challenging and empowering journey of parenthood and it began shortly after our 20 weeks scan.
My personal life, learning and understanding combined with my ambitious creative energy and drive to support and guide others has dovetailed into a unique creative project and beautiful community where I share my experiences and learnings over the last 15 years as the parent of a beautiful girl born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.
It is my aim to build a legacy which empowers the cleft community and educates the global population about all things cleft. It does not define nor discriminate, but it does impact the path of those who encounter it and the journey needs to be understood and respected.
You can find us here https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativecleftcommunity or on instagram @thecleftwarriorwoman or my website.