A teenage girl nervously approached her drama teacher, she worked up the courage to say how much she wanted to improve her confidence by continuing to do drama at GCSE. She was met with a blank stare followed by a comment that would end up impacting her entire life and has stuck with her ever since, ‘but you can’t speak, Sarah’. That girl was me.
Knowing what it’s like to feel so excluded drives my passion and commitment to challenge attitudes so that no one else will have to have that feeling. Inclusion is my ultimate mission.
Over the past decade, Sarah has worked within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Sarah is delighted to have been invited to join three boards in 2021; Healthwatch Merton, the Equality & Diversity Committee with South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Eventwell.
She is passionate about sharing her expertise and is looking forward to being instrumental in implementing systemic change. Sarah gives her time to local government Covid Community Champions and her regional NHS involvement team.