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History into Fiction: From Blind Asylums, to Glasgow Strikes and Riots to The 1920 Blind March

In this (rather long, sorry!) blog I discuss the process – and accidental discoveries – of writing my first historically-based short story, ‘Kick-Start’, about the roots of blind and disabled organising and resistance in the UK. Comma Press has just launched the hefty, hard-cover, Protest! Stories of Resistance. In its ...

A Very Queer Nazi Faust gathers momentum…

Reminder… Working as an independent poet, artist and campaigner, I'm going to make the following happen in 2017. A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory theatre project. It's to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and to highlight the plight of disabled people ...

Energetic image of two eyes. Beneath them are the words 'A Very Queer Nazi Faust' in bold

A Very Queer Nazi Faust is happening!

Working as an independent poet, artist and campaigner, I'm going to make the following happen in 2017 in Norwich. A Very Queer Nazi Faust is an experimental participatory theatre project. It's to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and to highlight the plight of disabled ...

abstract image with the text 'too much poetrys middle ov the ode' from an e-book by sean burn,

comin ov rage

(some) brokenword in brokentimes - dedicated to all on diy 13 (in leith - season, rhea, rebecca, nathaniel, andrea, alexandrina) plus lada in general / also celf / daily life unlimited / dash / dao / madstudiers all sides all borders (... mad studies north east collective, launchpad, qmu / ...

Anti-trump, pro light poem

My poem to Trump and Leonard Cohen

You know, because I am a bi-racial, gay, disabled woman who has survived sexual assault, you might be surprised to hear, I don't like what has happened with Trump and America. In addition, I am an intelligent and compassionate human being. I also view bigots and people who don't like ...

Image of Katherine Araniello holding a beach ball with a prosthetic hand.

A day in the life of a SUPERHUMAN

In the wake of highly inspirational Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, an ordinary human caught up with a superhuman: What is the most superhuman thing about you? (Please pick only one superhuman quality) Oh God, there are so many. If I had to go with just one, I guess raising my eyebrows ...

Nine people sit or lie on a mattress in a small room, crowded closely together, looking into the camera. They all read from books. One of them is using British Sign Language. Left to right: Robert Softley Gale, Nathan Gale, Lake Montgomery, Sandra Alland, Izdihar Alodhami, Bea Webster, Cate Lauder, Matson Lawrence, Chris Red. Photo by Ania Urbanowska (still from filming).

Equivalence

Following on from my last blog post, I've continued to develop the staged reading of my short story, "Equivalence". While receiving choreographic/movement mentorship from Claire Cunningham and Caroline Bowditch, I was also planning a film shoot at my new flat (uh-oh time to unpack!) with nine performers, a ...

Flying and Falling

I have been very unlucky and very lucky this year. One of my pieces of luck was a commission from Manchester's Comma Press to write a short story around the idea of 'Einstein's Elevator', a thought experiment of the Equivalence Principle. I was lucky, also, to have Chilean-Canadian physicist and artist, ...

Blog Launch: Surgeons’ Hall Horror Show

Today I’m launching my DAO blog, which will mostly feature information and updates about my ongoing disabled- and Deaf-themed art projects and collaborations. I also like to write about other artists who create, interrogate and interrupt narratives around disability, Deaf culture, (a)gender, class, (a)sexuality, colonialism and race – and my ...

Image of Katherine Araniello, with gold stars around her face

Miracle of Life (a new line of work under the label ‘Really Bad Films’)

Banter between SickBitchCrips (SBC) and guest, Victim A SBC: Look at that pile of shit, what d’ya think? VA: Spurious nonsense, in my opinion. SBC: Just gonna check what that means… Yeah, it’s fake, innit? VA: I wouldn’t trust that dodgy bastard as far as I can spit. SBC: She’s a cunt. I wanna gag her. VA: ...