Simone Aspis: Becoming an Activist

Simone was born in 1969 in Dollis Hill, London. She went to a residential special school in Cheshire from the age of four until sixteen. From there she went on to college and then university.

Here Simone describes her working life leading her towards campaigning.

  • Simone Aspis
  • Simone Aspis
  • Simone Aspis


I worked at the BBC for From The Edge for a number of years, decided, you know what, I’m fed up with watching everyone else change the world, I want to get out there and do it myself. So I first – I got into activism at – working with People First which is an organisation run by people with learning difficulties and I was a parliamentary campaigns worker there, ‘cause what really annoyed me was disabled people didn’t have rights, you know.

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