Marisol Bravos López

Pseudonym: Marisol
Category: Teacher and writer
Birth Date: 12th September 1955
Birth Place: Vilachá de Mera (Lugo)


Her parents were peasants. When she was three, she suffered from polio and became paraplegic. Due to her difficulties to go to school, her parents taught her reading and writing. Then, she started Secondary Education and gave private lessons every summer. She studied Teaching, specialising in Mathematics, Science and Galician Language. He worked at 'Auxilia' Centre for Disabled People (1977-78), 'Fonteita' School in Corgo, Lugo (1978-80), 'Bretoña' School in Pastoriza, Lugo (1981), Central Office of the Institute of Social Services in Lugo (1981-84), 'Castro de Ouro' School in Alfoz, Lugo (1984-95) and 'Veleiro Docampo' School in Castro Riberas do Lea, Lugo.

 Work & Activities

She attended many courses and conferences. She usually collaborates in several magazines. She wrote the book Por un Lugo sen barreiras (1998) and promoted the educative project 'Aprendemos Xuntos'. She carried out a study on accessibility at school in Lugo (2000) and coordinated the book Anacos da nosa cultura (2001). She has treated social and integration themes in articles, lectures, round-table conferences, debates and courses on voluntary work.

 Other Interesting Aspects

She got the following prizes and distinctions: 'Mulleres destacadas' (1993), 'Milagrosista do ano' (1996) and 'Lucense do ano' (1997). She is one of the founders of the associated movement of the disabled in Lugo, Galicia and Spain. She coordinated the association 'Auxilia' in Lugo (1977-95) and was the Galician representative in the elaboration of the Law for the Social Integration of the Disabled (1977-82) and member of the board of directors of the associations 'COCEMFE', 'AUXILIA NACIONAL' and 'COGAMI'. She was also one of the founders and first president of the association 'MAMISLU' (1997-99) and member of the commission for the elaboration of the bylaws to eliminate architectonic barriers in Lugo. She is also responsible for the weekly radio programme 'Unha man amiga' and was one of the founders of the folk group 'Tangaraño'.