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on drowning street erasing the d-word (disability) under covid19

recently received a northern broadsides digital squad commission - the 3 mazer films have now gone live alongside interviews. mazer are about multiple things - including how since covid19 drowning street declared eugenics and also disappeared the d-word (disability) so ...

Check out the Gig Buddies campaign

Gig Buddies is a programme by national charity, Stay Up Late, that supports people with learning disabilities to see live music through their volunteering befriending service. In response to the coronavirus lockdown, the charity has brought many of its services online including; virtual coffee mornings, art clubs, evening socials and ...

Transformation: changing minds

Transformation is a new creative vlog series from DAO Digital Influencer Deen Hallissey. Deen expresses feelings about lockdown, both positive and negative, from the perspective of an autistic creative person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnWCuKbV7o Deen also publishes content on his own YouTube Channel as D. H. Tarzan.

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, ...

Black Widow 4

Late comers to 'Black Widow' may wish to go back to the start which began here. Down the road. Down the road he came across a lazing Lazy Susan wondering if she was fit like a pig on a spit for turning. Barely ...

Hints and Tips for Lockdown No.3 or How Not to Touch Your Face

Once upon a time if you wore a towel on your head to protect yourself from an invisible enemy you would be seen as crazy. Well, I have been mad longer than the recently 'insaned' general public. There is a saying that people are only temporarily able-bodied. People are only ...

Is it weird that I don’t really find this weird?

It feels weird right? I’ve had that word weird in my head for a while now. That moment between not really scared and not knowing what the hell is going to happen. NO ONE in this country has ever experienced this before – super weird – and just, well, actually for ...

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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 ...

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Oska Bright 2019 launches with original stories of learning disability and life

What a great launch night from Oska Bright. The festival has stepped up a notch yet again with production values, cinematography and its overall diversity and feel. The originality of the stories being told and the general quirkiness of what's on offer is the real appeal of Oska Bright. It seems ...

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 ...