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Pregnancy / Miscarriage / Abortion / Poetry – Part 1: Finding Out

This blog discusses sensitive subject matter, so please only read it if and when you feel comfortable to do so, and take care of yourself when you do. In particular, if you have accidental pregnancy, miscarriage or abortion experience yourself, perhaps read this at home with home comforts at hand. ...

Tackling the background issues that lead to society’s attitude towards disabled people’s sexuality

I thought I should make it clear at the outset, you’re not getting a tell all expose thing, if you want that google a politician. I’m incredibly private when it comes to my sexuality and relationships. It’s got nothing to do with my disability, that’s just me I’m ...

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Introducing: Comedy on Referral

I adore comedy, and I think that there are some amazing things that stand up can achieve. Goodness knows it’s given me huge amounts of confidence and the ability to talk about my own disabilities and past traumas in a way that makes them accessible and so brings ...

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Playing Apart: Autism. Women. Creativity.

The Playing Apart Conference is one of the largest and most expansive expressions of AS female leadership and creativity to be presented worldwide. I was one of the participants and this blog entry shares my experiences of the online event which took place between the 8th and 10th September, 2021.  Playing ...

plant a forest after were gone – new book out now from gobscure / burn

radical photographic self-portraiture accompanied by prose poems from someone in the clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) group during covid. furthering our solo self-portrait exhibition at at Alma Zevi Venice we focus on details - mainly our scars, coupled with backyard details (mainly growth).

Mild thoughts on extreme sports

So as a disabled person I have a number of things that I don’t understand. I suppose that you’re assuming that I’m going to harp on about prejudice and being an outcast from society and so on and so forth. Well today’s your lucky day, unclench all the orifices that ...

Winter Survival Content List

So Winter is coming, as is the likelihood of another lockdown. So we’re going to need entertainment. Here’s my run down of stuff to keep you busy as the nights draw in. Of course it goes without saying these are just what I found entertaining and everyone’s different. But hopefully ...

black and white photo of a young person singing into a microphone

CRIPtic Arts: Rylan Gleave Podcast Episode 9

Mik Scarlet sits down with Rylan Gleave in the ninth episode of the CRIPtic Podcast to discuss music, performance and more. Born in 1997 Rylan is a Glasgow-based composer and vocalist whose music addresses intersectional identity, re-contextualised natural situations, and quiet, furious resistance. His music has been praised as "haunting" by ...

A woman's frail hands wrapped up in a bed sheet.

If you’re wondering where I’ve been…

Firstly, thank you NHS. Yes, lovely right. But also this – a blog based on a letter I sent to a couple of solicitors to try and get help for my mum and my own access needs. I say based on because hopefully I’ve made things clearer in this blog. This ...

Three large easels are stood at the back of the display area, each with a large photograph of the interior of buildings on them. In front are a number of large spools, stood on end like stools. On the white wall to the left is written a flow chart.

Neurodivergent artist Louise Hewitt reviews the 2021 Turner Prize exhibition entries

This is the first time ever that five artist collectives have been nominated for the Turner Prize, as opposed to individual artists. Louise Hewitt, who is the cultural correspondent and an artist who attends Venture Arts in Manchester, visited the exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, to see ...