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Ruth Nortey

It’s an exciting opportunity for me to work with Black and Brown people in Bristol, championing the great work already being done and empowering Black and Brown communities to act against climate change.

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My pronouns are she/her.

I am a mum of one, a feminist, disabled – I have a visual impairment and general campaigner for equality and social justice issues. I’ve been in Bristol since 2018, but very much feel that I’m still finding my feet in the city.

My working background has been focused on disability equality. I started as a support worker  providing one-to-one support  to people with sensory loss to working in disability research and policy.  Because of my personal experience of becoming disabled, I’m passionate about empowering people from under-represented groups to have their voices heard and understand their rights, I want our communities to be a fair, safe, and equal place to live regardless of your personal background. I am passionate about using research and people’s lived experience to drive change.

Alongside the ambassador programme I am starting a PhD  looking at disabled people and employment, trying to find positive case studies of support that has helped disabled people get into or stay in work.

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Ujima Radio and Bristol Green Capital Partnership are delighted to announce that Ella Scotland-Waters, Miss Divine, Rosina Al-Shaater and Ruth Nortey have been appointed as the new Black & Green Ambassadors.