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"AND THE DAY CAME WHEN THE RISK TO REMAIN TIGHT IN A BUD WAS MORE PAINFUL THAN THE RISK IT TOOK TO BLOSSOM" -Elizabeth Appell

HEATHER WATKINS

LEAD LIFESTYLE cur8tor 

Heather shares her work as a disability thought leader and prolific writer.


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 of 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. Her publishing experience includes articles in MDA’s Quest magazine, Mass Rehab Commission’s Consumer Voice newsletter and has blogged for OurAbility.com, Artoflivingguide.org, Disabledparenting.com, Grubstreet.org, and Thankgodi.com. 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 includes reflections and insight from her life with disability.