Cherylee Houston

Actor and Co-Founder of TripleC

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Cherylee has played Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street for the last 12 years. She has had five seasons of her memoir-based plays on Radio 4. She is the co-founder of TripleC who run DANC, The Disabled Artists Networking Community with more than 1,300 disabled artists and allies. She won the Achievement of The Year Award at The Women in Film and Television Awards 2019 and more recently The Doubleday Award, from Manchester University’s Centre for Patient Experience.

Cherylee started the #TakingTheDis hashtag to promote the different life experiences of disabled people. TripleC is dedicated to changing the way disabled people are included in and access the arts, ensuring the way we are reflected in the media impacts on the way we (disabled people) are treated in society. 

“I strongly believe that the media has an incredible power to change how disabled people are treated in society by increasing our presence and stories on screen we can change how we are treated in society.”

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