Heather Carol

Artist and Poet

About the artist

I am a disabled Lesbian artist and poet. I have a rare neurological condition called Myoclonic Dystonia.

I am unable to walk. I am also unable to speak.However, disability is no barrier to creativity.

i communicate using the written word, and explore my experiences, thoughts and emotions through my paintings and poetry.

Identifying as both Lesbian and disabled can be challenging. Social attitudes to disability and the LGBT community can be positive, but they can also be hostile.  I have experienced both. I often use my own experiences as inspiration for my work.

                                                                                                Photo by Debbie Humphry.