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cartoon of Dr Neil Hopper

Crippen and the surgeon who hops to it after losing his own legs

Having worked so hard at challenging the ‘tragic but brave’ stereotype of disability, it still persists, although this time with a rather ironic twist. A surgeon who carried out hundreds of amputations before losing both of his own legs has accepted an award for being one of the bravest people in ...

A Complaint

A Complaint.A few weeks ago DAO's job pages had very few jobs in them.Two weeks ago you had three pagesLast week four pagesThis week fiveSix next week?What are you doing?Is DAO colluding in economic recovery?What we need is social collapseThings will never change as long as...Organisations like DAO keep promotingJobs ...

cartoon about train travel

Crippen looks back 25 years to his cartoons of that era

As you’ll have seen, there’s been a lot of talk about it being 25 years since the launch of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. I was even persuaded by our over-worked Editor Colin to throw in my own two-penny worth (that’s old money to you youngsters out there!) with an ...

hyena in petticoats

online exhibition / screening / album - from 19 nov, 7pm commissioned by together 2020 disability history month festival - film, online exhibition, e-zine of art / writing / activities because mary wollstonecraft wz bad, rad, bi, mutha, internationalist, feminist before the word, a writer & mad - she, disabilities included ...

cartoon about disability hate crime

Crippen revisits the subject of disability hate crime

This is the second year running that the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) has refused to provide any explanation for why police forces are passing significantly fewer cases of disability hate crime to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

digital image of richard downes

Access Contextualised

A collection of 17 poems compiled as a contribution to UK Disability History Month. The compilation seeks to broaden the brush usually applied to access. Whilst access remains a key issue it has to be seen, in my opinion, only as a part of wider issues derived from approaches to experience ...

Text banner white text on a purple and then a green stripe which reads 7 Inclusive Principles for the arts in Covid-19

Seven Principles for An Inclusive Recovery for the Arts & Creative Sector

We Shall Not Be Removed has worked in partnership with Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra, and What Next? to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion. The Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural ...

Juice; Slap

For Yoko’s Body Sound Tape Piece. Yoko your body sounds are kinder than mine, more curious too, though I have some good ones. Here I revisit a one off incident (well, twice is more than enough really) before going back to the violence of special school and then saving a concern for ...

eton mess – aka all yu need to know ever

it is full lockdown minus shielding letters (did yu get yrs - we didnt get ours either) but with students free to roam (no offence on students) plus prime-minister-whose-surname-is-yank-slang-for-penis-and-he-is-afterall-born-there got out the unbranded correction oh-so-white fluid (theres a blob round goves nose as we speak) and erased the word lockdown ...

MRI brain scan with a corridor drawn in pen where the brain should be

The Landscapes of my Brain at neXus Exhibition 2020

Further adventures into the landscape of my brain... When the clutter in my head becomes so noisy that I can’t function, I reach for a black pen and I draw. Afterwards my brain begins to calm, leaving me able to think a little clearer. Rather than a single line, I use ...