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Nila Gupta

Nila Gupta is an artist, writer and cultural critic, specialising in race, class, gender, disability and performance. They are a working-class British Bengali genderf*cker, bi and trans person of colour, and have multiple complex disabilities. They are also a full-time claimant of disability benefits in the UK, and a survivor. [Image description: Nila Gupta, a South Asian person, looks at the camera in this self-portrait. They have long dyed blonde hair, and are wearing brown glasses. They are wearing a grey jacket, and are sitting inside a bus.] Image by Nila Gupta.

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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

In time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together a collection of personal essays by disabled people that celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. Review by Nila Gupta Trying to summarise a collection like Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility Is daunting. The ...

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Speaking Truth to Power: The Colour of Madness, A Lit and Art Anthology of BAME Mental Health

After a wide call-out for submissions, co-editors Dr. Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott selected art, poetry, short fiction, memoirs and essays by over 50 people from racialised backgrounds. In 2018, the result was The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK. This varied and full-colour anthology 'seeks ...

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