Image: A light complected Black woman with dark brown hair pulled up into a bun on top of head, wearing light makeup and pearl stud earrings, she is seated at table, smiling and looking at camera, wearing maroon scarf and open button-up jacket of same color.
Contact Heather: hwatkins927 at gmail.com
Heather Watkins is a Disability Advocate, author, blogger, mother, graduate of Emerson College with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Born with Muscular Dystrophy, loves reading, daydreaming, chocolate, and serves on a handful disability-related boards and a former Chair of Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board. She is also a Co-founder of “Divas with Disabilities Project,” a supportive sisterhood network representing women of color with disabilities. Heather is also a member of Harriet Tubman Collective, composed of Black Deaf & Black Disabled activists and organizers. Her publishing experience includes articles in MDA’s Quest magazine, Mass Rehab Commission’s Consumer Voice newsletter and has blogged for sites like: Our Ability, Art of Living Guide, Disabled Parenting, Grubstreet, Rooted In Rights, Women's Media Center, and Thank God I. Heather’s short story, “Thank God I have Muscular Dystrophy” published in 2013 as part of compilation in the Thank God I…Am an Empowered Woman ® book series. Her blog Slow Walkers See More includes reflections and insight from her life with disability.
Heather is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference
Languages: English (Fluent)