Dr Amy Kavanagh

Sharing lived experience as a disabled woman

Dr Amy Kavanagh is an award winning disability consultant, activist and campaigner. She uses social media to share her lived experience navigating the world as a blind Londoner alongside her Guide Dog Ava. Amy has recently become a mother and believes in the need for greater representation and discussion of disabled parenthood. Amy is committed to celebrating disability, mobility aids and encouraging others to learn about the social model of disability.

Amy’s disability and social justice activism includes issues varying from public transport, digital inclusion, violence against women and girls, access to museums and the arts, LGBTQ+ rights and employment equality. Amy is also a community builder and created an online inclusive space for disabled people during the pandemic to socialise and learn skills.

Through her activism and role as a disability consultant Amy has engaged with organisations including Friends of the Earth, Sony, Living Streets, Govia Thameslink Railway, Wellcome, LW Theatres, Elect Her and the BBC.

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