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 writer and smiling advocate, 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.

I have an ambition in life: to make people like you happy and inspire positive change in your lives. I hope to achieve this through, mainly, written art forms like novels, poetry and songwriting. 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.