Melissa Mostyn is a published writer, blogger and arts practitioner living in the Home Counties. She was a journalist for many years, writing for Disability Arts Online, The Hearing Times, British Deaf News, Vogue, Esquire, The Independent, and BLOOM among others.  For five years she also directed her own grant-funded Deaf arts project, Salon, which facilitated the professional development of Deaf and HOH visual artists through a variety of workshops.