Interviewer: Sam
Interviewee: Laura Welti

Laura Welti sitting in the sunshine next to potted plants on St Marks Road, Bristol, with Bristol Sweetmart in the background

Laura became a disability activist in the lead up to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, when she was a freelance equalities consultant.  Having had a hidden impairment since her late teens/early twenties, Laura acquired multiple impairments and conditions about three years later and, by the time she was able to work again, she had determined that she needed to be more involved at the heart of the disability movement in Bristol.  This led to a job at WECIL and then, after a further bout of being unable to work, she joined Bristol Disability Equality Forum, as its Development Worker (and then Manager) in 2003.  She has been with the Forum ever since.  In this time Laura has been very active in the movement campaigning on a wide range of issues experienced by Disabled people, and as a Disability Equality trainer.

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