Emma Smiler Alton

Emma Smiler Alton in The Smiler Room at Alton Towers

There was a

time when I

wasn’t called

Emma Smiler

Alton, but why

would I want

to remind

myself of my

former life?

I’m Emma Smiler Alton (yes, that is my real, legal name). I’m a fully marmalised smiling advocate and aspiring artist, thanks to over one hundred rides on The Smiler at Alton Towers. To me, it’s not just a rollercoaster. Back in Halloween 2018, it saved my life by shattering my depression-fuelled beliefs that I wasn’t worth the space and resources I took up on the planet. In their place, I know I’m actually a pretty fantastic person to be around and that I make others happy just by being me. So, in a way, I can marmalise people too!

I have an ambition in life: to make people like you happy and effect positive change in your lives through art. My art spans many forms, from typical sketching and painting through to music, poetry and photography. All of it aims to inspire a better way of living your life or otherwise just make you feel alive! I want to inspire you to make your dreams a reality and, judging by the messages I get, I think I’m already doing that.

I’d like to thank all of you for your support. Every message I get telling me how I’ve inspired you, every comment I get of you loving my posts, every time you take an interest in what I do, means so much to me, and I really do mean that! You can follow me on Instagram; that’s where I post the most.

I wish you all the best. Here’s to a decade of dreams, realised.