Podcast ep. 12 Disability And…Working-Class LGBTQIA+ Perspectives

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Sandra Alland talks to Cate Lauder, Shafiq Ghafoor and Mattie Kennedy about Disability and…working-class LGBTQIA+ perspectives on the arts in Scotland.

Four people sitting together round a table, smiling at the camera. Cate Lauder is a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair and glasses, wearing a blue dress and cardigan. Shafiq Ghafoor is a brown non-binary person with short, curly brown hair, a beard and glasses. They wear a red vest and rainbow scarf. Sandra Alland is a white person with short brown hair and black glasses, wearing a long-sleeved black shirt. Mattie Kennedy is a white femme with shoulder-length wavy hair, also wearing a long-sleeved black top. They sit in front of shelves of books and awards.

From left to right: Cate Lauder, Shafiq Ghafoor, Sandra Alland and Mattie Kennedy.

Recorded at National Theatre of Scotland’s Rockvilla studios, Sandra and their guests discuss community, barriers for multiply-marginalised people in the Scottish arts scene, and the arts futures they’re dreaming up.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Useful links for this episode:

The Edinburgh Samba School
LGBT Health and Wellbeing 
Pilton Video 
Oska Bright Film Festival 
Matthew Hellett’s Mrs Sparkle 
Vogue Scotland 

If you know of any other channels that you’d like this podcast to be available on, please email richard@graeae.org.

The Disability And…Podcast is edited by Ian Rattray for Clear Voice Enterprises, experts in accessible audio.


Sandra Alland is guest editor at DAO from 25th March to 26th April. Check out all San’s commissioned pieces on their Project page. Audio versions of all pieces can be found on San’s dedicated SoundCloud channel.