Massive congratulations to @DACymru members Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds and Beverley Lennon for featuring in @WalesOnline’s 100 Greatest Welsh Women of all time. DAC are incredibly proud to be associated with such outstanding women
Rosie Moriarty –Simmonds is a long standing member of DAC. She is a superb ambassador for all matters related to disability and has been a terrific campaigner for disability rights and for disabled people in general. Rosie‘s work has been included in DAC’s annual open exhibitions and she was a cast member in the USS production of Birds at the Sherman Theatre.
“I’ve embraced life wholeheartedly and, despite the circumstances, I’ve achieved an awful lot. Who knows whether I would have gone to university or been a feisty campaigner for disability rights, if I hadn’t been disabled?”
‘Rosie runs her own business, has written her memoir, became a mother and works as an artist.
Producers of Call the Midwife used her biography for inspiration after she wrote to demand the BBC drama tackled the subject of those affected by thalidomide.’
Beverley Lennon is one of our newer members. She has recently submitted a poem in response to our call out for poetry dealing with experiences around mental health and that work has been included in our poetry anthology ‘ Out of sight- Allan o’r Golwg’ which will be launched on 31st March 2108 at an event in Colwyn Bay.
‘Beverley moved to Wales from Brixton in 1987 after literally sticking a pin in a map in search of somewhere to start a new life.
She never imagined she’d become the first black female Welsh teacher in Cardiff.’