Dee Montague-Coast, Engagement Officer

Dee Montague-Coast

In 2020, Dee (she/her) left her career in Marketing and PR to follow her dream of studying an MA in Creative Writing. She then joined FTWW as Engagement Officer in 2021, having previously volunteered for the charity and benefitted from its peer support during her long battle to be diagnosed with endometriosis. She is a matchmaker, working with volunteers, stakeholders and partner organisations to ensure patient voices are heard. Dee also leads on our PR and social media activity. 

 

Dee continues to volunteer; she is a patient representative for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia with the #WomensHealthWales Coalition, is a member of the Royal College Of GPs (RCGP) Cymru’s Patient Forum, and is the Devolved Nation Rep – Wales on the UK-wide RCGP’s Patient and Carers Partnership Group. Dee is also a mentor on the Equal Power Equal Voice scheme.

 

Dee is a queer and disabled feminist who is passionate about inclusivity and equity. She was recently awarded a distinction in her MA, and writes about disability and ableism, bereavement, loss and grief. Despite her lived experience of all of that, Dee is a happy and positive cheerleader who aims to change the world (or at least our corner of it) and believes that her dream job with FTWW offers her the perfect opportunity to do so.