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For a disabled artists’ view of disability and deaf arts culture

The blog section of the DAO website provides disabled artists and writers with a space to give our readers an inside view of their art practice, share thoughts and receive comments and feedback.

These blogs provide an informative and entertaining insight into how disability and impairment are experienced from a disability perspective.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of DAO.

Dry January, Tesco Delivery Man and coping in The New World Order

My thoughts are with everyone struggling with Covid (my paramedic niece has it right now) or any virus or anything, or anything, or any virus or Covid and/or anyone still recovering from the last lockdown, mentally physically. Anyone dealing with re-traumatisation, bereavement, anxiety, depression, insomnia, anger, frustration. Anyone struggling with eating disorders, binging, alcohol consumption, ...

Crippen says it’s time to stop this backwards slide!

2020 was a year that most of us would prefer to forget, whether due to the Covid pandemic or the abysmal way in which disabled people been scapegoated by this Neo-conservative government. Disability Arts Online · Disability legislation takes backwards Slide Coupled with the negative changes to social care and special educational needs legislation that this government ...

turn the book around e.p.

4 tracks of sound art culled from many sources longterm including residencies with dash, cesta & our associateship with greyscale theatre leading to touring joey after our worst sectioning (psychiatric prison) we discovered that creative industries had designed / marketed spoonrests. more recently shredder lubrication paper now exists - its sole function is to feed into ...

different battle same war 06: grim up north, mutant down south

 Disability Arts Online · Different Battle Same War 06: grim up north, mutant down south rant number six, grim up north, mutant down south. start of 2021 common era and klf are releasing their back catalogue. first time in what 29 years that it's officially grim up north. we overthink drowning streets and the govern-mentals 2015 ...

Fortune Cookies from Psychiatry

The world is getting madder, thanks to Covid. But I was mad before it became popular. I can tell those who are hurting or head fucked that psychiatry won't save you, it will make you worse. If it was a takeaway this is what would be on the menu Crispy Aromatic Head Fuck - when you ...

2020 Vision

Last year I laboured long under these guide words; Troubadour, Collaborator and Workshop. These words were formed to guide development as an artist. Days before the year turned I had an e-exchange with two of my influencers. The ‘poet’ apparently could not should not identify as ‘artist’ unless a) they do something else with ...

Crippen agrees that disabled people should push for radical overhaul of society after pandemic

Those of us familiar with the social model understanding of disability have long advocated that it is society that needs fixing, and not those of us with ‘disabilities’ (sic). Disability Arts Online · Push for a more radical overhaul of society So, when we hear people say that they cannot wait for society to return to ‘normal’ ...

provoked 2 madness by the brutality of wealth e.p.

2 track e.p.  from project of the same name, which including touring show of the same name-supported by boost : third angel mentorship scheme in association with sheffield theatres. more dates to come in 2021 c.e. night gale was commissioned by disconsortia 2020 c.e. night gale & her son upon a heap of feathers were ...

Round up of 2020

Happy New Year to you all! I actually started a blog on confidence & what happens to it when it goes. Like seriously, where DOES it go???But I honestly lost confidence in it. Which sounds silly but is actually true. I feel like I lost a bit of confidence as 2020 started winding down. Its a ...

The Challenge – Extinction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8IAzxpps5k The Highgate Challenge on extinction actually got 3 poems out of me. I was able later to link in with Extinction Rebellion Tower Hamlets and contribute a video sequence to one of their fundraisers during lock down. Delighted to present it here. My co-reader is Jean BaylissThe Challenge – ExtinctionI remember municipal clocksBefore diamond mines ...