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Harry Josephine Giles: trans activism and confidence

DAO's Digital Influencer, Deen Hallissey talks about why transgender artists are so important to him as an autistic person https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRzsCA_keK8 Nyla Rose is first publicly transgender woman professional wrestler in the United States Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nylarosebeast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NylaRoseBeast Chelsey Manning: former soldier, proud whistleblower, activist. Twitter: https://twitter.com/xychelsea Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xychelsea87/ Munroe Bergdorf: advocate for intersectional, black, ...

Boris Johnson gambles with death

As the government gamble with our lives Crippen looks at the question of trust

People call me an old cynic when it comes to having any trust in this government to do what’s best for disabled people. In the past when we were locked away in residential homes and the only way that the general public knew of our existence was when a ‘special’ ...

Declaration 14 – Insane Asylums for the Politically Mad

Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads; (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles ...

Odyssey: A dream-like journey where nothing might have happened, except it did.

In November 2018 I answered an open call to disabled artists by ArtShape for artwork on the theme of Odyssey, for their Art Bridge Evolve Project. I submitted a 3 minute video entitled Passing Through. Imagine my joy when I opened the email from the organisers saying my ...

Man giving poetry reading

2019 annual highlights

Recent events have given many of us a deep sense of foreboding – meaning, critically that the challenges disability communities around the country face will likely become ever more entrenched. Our only hope is in finding ways to strengthen the communities we are a part of and to find support ...

Digital artwork featuring two heads

Dyslexic Rant, the impact of Instagram part 2

This is a series of blogs/views about Instagram and artistic practice. Are you making work especially for Instagram has it changed your practice? Let me tell you about my drawings first.... I doodle all the time especially, when I am at meetings, I am a compulsive drawer, I love ...

Digital artwork of a woman with blue face and black hair

A ‘dyslexic rant’ about the impact of Instagram

Does it work for you? This is a series of blogs/views about Instagram. To get a picture I need your heIp. As disabled artists, we will have different experiences about our ability to interact and use different mediums so please share your experiences at the end of these blogs.

Shadowlight Artists celebrate 10 years

Photo from left: Tom Breach (illustrator and animator), Mark Hemsworth (photographer and filmmaker), Wendy Belcher (filmmaker and performer), Chris Oakley (Creative Advisor), Russell Highsmith (playwright), Danny Smith (performer and painter), Richard Hunt (painter and mixed media artist) and Lucy Skuce (installation artist and filmmaker) Shadowlight Artists celebrate 10 years, international festival ...

A Together! 2012 artist, (a preofessional muscian) stands with a sound responsive lantern in each hand, whilst another Together!2012 artist improvises vocals usinga mic.

Engage and Interact workshops, Together! 2012 artists lead the way.

As part of my Engage and Interact,  there were two workshops with project partners Together! 2012 In this blog, I give an overview of what took place. The first workshop utilised the audio to light technology developed on the project by Charles Mathews and supported by Help Musicians. The ...

‘Surroundings’ Blog 7

After considerable time recovering from all my hard work creating a 360° online artwork and 2 insulations/live performances, I am trying to complete the final part of my R&D ‘Surroundings’ project. And this is where you dear blog readers, enter centre stage. To further the progress of my 'Surroundings' project, I will need your ...