Dorothy Gerald was born in Aston and has lived there for over 40 years.

She is a Fashion designer/seamstress, runs her own business Elizabeth Fashions, and studying at University for a Master of Arts in Fashion Management.

A survivor of marital domestic abuse and now single parent of 3 adult sons, and a daughter. She has helped and talked to many victims of domestic abuse in women shelters and those she meets on a daily basis.


She is a Fashion designer/seamstress, runs her own business Elizabeth Fashions, and studying at University for a Master of Arts in Fashion Management.


Dorothy is passionate about her community and is chairwoman of the local community forum South Aston Matters. 


In 2017 Dorothy and residents in Aston petitioned Birmingham City Council to demolish the notorious Barry Jackson Tower.


Dorothy desires to see change in Aston. She states “this can be achieved by investing in the youth, housing, and a clean environment.”