About Flash & this blog
Flash Bristow is a 38 year old woman living in East London. She has a physically disabling condition, and expresses this interest by having chaired Waltham Forest Mobility Forum, and helping to lead on Transport for All’s Accessible Crossrail campaign.
As a passionate advocate for her local area Leytonstone, Flash is Chair of a residents’ association as well as a volunteer at The Stone Space gallery, running the Slate display space, and an active member of London Forest Choir. She has held many previous roles in her community including Governor at Davies Lane Primary School and a Tree Warden for Waltham Forest borough. She is currently a StreetWatcher and a Snow Angel for the borough.
She runs the Pylon Appreciation Society and has held several photography exhibitions. However, most of her spare time is taken up with training her giant labradoodle puppy, Commodore.
Flash enjoys the media and has appeared on TV on The One Show, Countryfile, World Have Your Say, The Sky at Night, and Deal or No Deal. She has also been a guest on a number of BBC Radio 4, 5 Live, BBC World and local programmes. Flash has written for BBC Ouch, The Oldie magazine, and as a blogger for Waltham Forest Guardian. A fuller list of her contributions is available.
Flash has created this blog with the intention of publishing articles on a variety of topics. So far the subjects range from disability matters, through transport, London and Leytonstone, dog training, and food.
This blog began on 21 April 2010.
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