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Magical Women

Change will only happen if it begins at the top and with the significant lack of neurodivergent and autistic female artist leaders in the arts, Elinor decided to set up Magical Women. Her own neurodivergent traits inform her practice and she safely journeys with contributors and participants to explore their power and voice using art. Magical Women calls for autistic/ADHD neurodivergent and survivor female artists to be trusted, believed and invested in to make work. No Magical Women participant, resident or contributor should ever feel at fault or to blame for their behaviours or traits. We welcome all audiences to our events, exhibitions and provide services to anyone who needs our neurodivergent thinking and processing style. Elinor runs Magical Women with a team of Access workers and Magical Women Resident contributors using her art industry background, Jungian art psychotherapy practice and mentorship experience to empower those who need it most.

Posts by Magical Women

The Damage of Repeating our Access Needs

What used to meet my access need is now my ultimate barrier I am the founder of Magical Women and I am crumbling. I used to be great at E-mails. That is, until people I worked with, would read my e-mails, and ask to see me in my office. They’d want ...

I Cannot Stand By and Watch this Happen Any More. How Can I Make Them See?

Neurodivergent and Magical Women artist, Gemma Abbott calls for an end to ableism towards Neurodivergent artists. The Effect of Lockdown on Worldwide Communities 2020 has been an interesting year so far. And watching from a distance, from within the walls of our houses, has helped to clarify some things. It has made ...

A white woman in her thirties with long brown hair sits in a field holding a some yarn

Our Sacred Skills and Attendance to Art Practice during Covid19

Magical Women are excited to introduce to you Magical Women artist Louise Amelia Phelps. Her precious and sacred skills spin threads of joy from fauna & flora to become works of art, that unravel warmth and nurture for all. The Craft Life of Louise Amelia Phelps “There is so much beauty and ...

Making Space for Art MW

What does an autistic/ADHD neurodivergent led art workshop look like?  

*Please note. (small d for deaf not big D is how the deaf participant identifies). We are voices of many. (Written in third person is part of Elinor's ND vocabulary and traits, she flips between they, we, I, her, she).  Development Magical Women was developed in mentoring sessions with Disability Arts Online’s ...

Intro to Magical Women: Follow us into the woods

  Alive the trees are hot under my feet, their roots I feel tremble beneath the earth. There is a swelling, under my toes, ripples. Stretch out to oceans, there is an untangling of ribbons flowing free. Like hope flying high with wind into cold shimmering skies. Like a star burst to the brim. We are Magical ...