Willow is an independent learner and researcher with an interest in social history, disability rights and how disability has been viewed by society throughout our history. Living in North Wales, Willow is an elected Director of DW in the role of Chairperson.
Previously a key worker for adults with autism and learning difficulties, and a Mum to four, Willow has vast experience in supporting disabled children and adults, driving her concerns that disabled people’s rights are being overlooked.
In addition to her lived experiences as a disabled person and in advocating for her children, Willow has great insight into the barriers that society can create. With her passion for equality and diversity and desire to engage disabled people and carers with understanding their rights, Willow always aims to create positive change for others.
In Jan 2014 Willow founded The Autistic Women’s Empowerment Project. This is a user-led network for women with social and communication challenges including Autism and is currently campaigning for an Autism Act for Wales.