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The Religious Model in Me

Thank you very much for visiting this blog on Disability Arts Online. A Pilgrimage for many. Please leave the offerings you prefer burnt in the spaces below the hymn from our movement The Religious Model in Me I am born in God, impaired In the arms of a God given family I am blessed I ...

Witchcraft

In the 17th century they burnt 91 people as witches in Finnmark. On the island of Vardø is a memorial to them. A 125m building containing 91 windows and a plaque, detailing each of those burned and why, by architect by Peter Zumther and ‘Flamhuset’ by Louise Borgeois. I ...

The Cartography of Rest

When you have a long term condition like chronic pain, you see and move through the city quite differently: I am always on the look out for places to lie down; I pace my activities meticulously so I don’t find myself out of the house for too long; and I ...

Headshot of Lisette Auton in soft sepia tones

The Life Changing Power of Disability Arts

I am a writer, a poet, an actor and activist, a spoken word performer, a creative practitioner and facilitator, a feminist, a believer in human rights and kindness. I campaign and yell from roof tops. I decried the cuts and austerity which widened and widens the gap between haves and ...

Declaration; A View On The Colour Of Law

Another from the conservation campaign i'm involved in. Hot news... one of the organisations i got involved with as a campaigner - The Highgate Society - like my idea of having a poetry reading one Sunday afternoon and are giving me access to their hall. I'm looking for a little bit of ...

Collection of blurred circes

Eight Week Circle

I live my life in eight week intervals. Every two months a visit to the hospital brings injections into my veins, I allow these drugs to creep. The supposed antidote seeps. Into my mixed up body, where up is sideways and down is dead, the chronic dripping feeds me. Dripping ...

Photo of a snowy landscape

The View is Different From Here

I woke up on the Tuesday morning with the sudden realisation I was already on day 6 of my residency. Panic. How did that happen? I haven’t done anything. I haven’t enough time. What am I going to do? Everything felt all too real. If this was the movies there ...

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A SHORT STORY ABOUT A SMALL WORLD – ENCOUNTER WITH TOURETTES HERO

I was telling this story to someone recently and I realized I hadn’t committed it to paper yet, but about 6 years ago I went to Scotland to visit family with my mum and her best friend. We used Glasgow airport to fly back to London. Once we got on ...

Two Party Poopers at a Party

I wrote this a while ago. I took the photo only recently. The quote below the windows is i presume from Orwell - a writer i never got into. I was looking for a picture to go with the words. I think Orwell meant you can see the writer, you ...

Access All Areas immersive experience, MADHOUSE re:exit

Wrapped up in a nutshell by Jason Eade I didn’t realise at first, but the show really started in the lobby of Shoreditch Town Hall. With flyers and banners promoting what looked to be a legit business in the Town Hall’s café. The person at reception gave me a golden wrist ...