The brilliant thing about pens is that, while they're capable of producing great art, they also provide one of our simplest, most effective means of communication, aside from speech.
That's why we love to hear from people who put their pens to that most fundamental task, connecting people through the handwritten word. Especially when they're helping to pass that skill on to the next generation.
Today, we introduce you to Ruth Stephens, an occupational therapist and pen enthusiast in West Sussex.
Please tell us a little about you.
I am a mum of 2, who loves baking, coffee and making a difference in children’s lives
Tell us a little about your work.
I work in private practice assessing and providing therapy to children of all ages who have coordination and sensory issues. My areas of expertise are working with children who have handwriting difficulties and children who are adopted (both very different I know). My working life never ever has a dull day!