Local empowerment coach, speaker and disabled mum of two Sarah Griffiths launches her new children’s book this week which shares a powerful message.

Sarah, also known by her alias ‘Wheelie Momma,’ invites parents and families worldwide to tap into their own superpowers with her book ‘My Mum is a Superhero’.

The book is narrated by Sarah’s two year old son Dexter and tells the story of life as a toddler with a baby sister and a Mum who uses a wheelchair.

Sarah said: “In the later stages of my first pregnancy I began to worry; how would my son feel growing up with a Wheelie Momma? Would he be embarrassed by me? Would he get picked on or excluded from things because of me? I began to consciously consider how best to introduce the concepts of disability and diversity to him.”

Sarah explained that she combed the Internet for a book that would help her explain disability and diversity to her son in a way that he could understand but she couldn’t find one that came close to illustrating her own family’s dynamic or conveying the message she wanted to impart.

“It soon became clear that the only way I was going to see our story in print was to write it myself,” said Sarah. “So I dusted off my cape and ‘My Mum is a Superhero’ was born.”

In the beautifully illustrated book, two year old Dexter describes his daily life which includes all the fun, dancing, adventures and cuddles that all toddlers want. Dexter’s mum is his hero and he sees her true superpowers.

Sarah explained: “For many years of my life I was locked in a cycle of pain and frustration. Now I see the strength in my body and mind and the absolute gifts it has given me. Not least my gorgeous babies.”

She continued: “What changed had nothing to do with my physical body and everything to do with my mind and the beliefs I was holding. I softened my beliefs and I now see my true superpowers.”

With her book ‘My Mum is a Superhero’ Sarah wants her own kids and others worldwide to look at people with physical challenges or differences and celebrate rather than pity or avoid them.

“I want parents with disabilities to feel proud, accomplished and happy. Knowing that if any awkward conversation comes up around disability, they have this story to help them in a way that’s fun, accessible and empowering,” said Sarah. “This book is an invitation to parents and children with any physical disability to see beyond any perceived barriers to their own potential and in doing so create the life they dream of.

“Each and every one of us has a Superhero within. This book invitation for them to come out and party!” she added.

‘My Mum is a Superhero’ is available for pre order now and will be officially released before the end of May.