Catherine Henderson became involved with Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network in 2015, at a time when many people were drowning in the Mediterranean trying to reach safety in Europe, and is a member of the Steering Group. She watched the fences going up in Calais as she travelled back and forth to Brussels, where her husband worked. In Hertfordshire she helped set up the charity Herts Welcomes Refugees and is currently a Trustee. She is interested in how language and stories shape our perceptions and how the arts can help bring about social change. She is working on a short animated film about migration.