Challenging stereotypes of people with learning disabilities

Heart n Soul’s Big 30 Archive is full of personal stories that challenge society’s idea of what people with learning disabilities can do. Mark Williams, Heart n Soul co-founder, shares some of the photographs and voices of artists, participants, friends and staff, with and without learning disabilities.

Words by Mark Williams

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams has been Artistic Director of Heart n Soul since he co-founded the company in 1986. He is now also leading a new research project exploring perceptions of society, health and wellbeing through the lens of learning disability and autism at The Hub at Wellcome Collection.