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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 ...

Piss Off With Your Pain ZIne

Piss Off With Your Pain, You Peasants!

I haven't blogged in a while, lots of lifey things happening, lots of deadlines to fulfil, and a house move on the horizon. I have even had to contend with a flasher. He hasn't been caught so I have trip advisored the place he flashed to add their new ...

Tesco Delivery man

Tesco Delivery Man and Queueing

Tesco Delivery is great because it doesn't involve any queueing and the delivery men are personable, friendly, helpful. This week I had to endure queueing to great extent. A visit to the post office (traumatic), and a visit to the bank. At Barclays, I stood with my daughter patientley, meditating. ...

The Challenge; Dreams and Wishes

Blue Collar, White Collar. Class War. Comrades bleed on the factory floor. The dead remain sat typing at their desks. I am put in mind of the Highgate Society Poetry Group’s monthly challenge (this one being for March 2019). I take a walk to walk off my blues, return to ...

Haiku; Fair Minded Killers

Inspired by The Daily Haiku 153 where the daily theme of darkness meets the weekly theme of water. Hands up if you remember LDAF – London Disability Arts Forum (the forerunner of Disability Arts Online)? I think it was there that I read one of our activists talk about watching someone ...

Tesco Delivery Men bringing plastic I have to have and they won’t take back

I hate all this extra plastic (you can't receive Tesco delivery shopping any other way now), there is no scientific evidence (and even if there was I am sceptical as science changes so fast, and each scientist changes their minds, just look into Pasteur and Bechamp) you can get a ...

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Fringe event

Tucked in behind the council offices and the police station is the Bee Garden. You can get to it through the grounds of the Arts Centre (a decommissioned church)... that's close, oh so close - certainly the closest I've got to an arts offer in many months. An open-air Fringe Event ...

Acorn; Feet Firmly Planted

It's another Yoko Ono Acorn response. This time to Earth Piece III. Its written two days after a REaD Rhymes Live gig, engulfed with talents full of critical voices, who rehearse themselves into states of nervousness whilst my lesser ability gets gobby again.Acorn; Feet Firmly PlantedI take to the boards ...

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The Show Must Go On: Capturing the essence of the arts and its impact on the disabled community

“Art feeds the soul as much as food feeds the body, and knowledge…feeds the mind.” The message is clear: irrespective of any pandemic, a spirit absent of the arts would become distantly disparate from the unified foundation of its social circles and livelihoods. Moreover, within the disabled community, the arts ...

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It’s the heat

I’ve always thrived in the warm. I love weather, but can’t actually cope with extended periods of cold. I like my snow and ice in short bursts so that the cold doesn’t get into my bones and cripple me with pain. Overcast and foggy days depress me. I’ve chased the ...