Jean is a professional fundraiser based in London and co-founder and director of the NY Salon. She also co-founded and directed a major volunteer-led arts organization in Birmingham providing a platform for artists to show their work which might otherwise be ignored by mainstream venues. Jean’s work to challenge perceptions of people with disabilities and people living with mental illness has provided an open platform for debate on the issue and she has developed practical strategies to enable more productive, independent living.
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University