Storytelling from the ‘Disabled and Proud’ Festival

Some neurodivergent-themed storytelling from me, from the ‘Disabled and Proud’ festival from Culture Access, which took place last December.

This is a story of moments on the margins as an autistic person, reflecting on stories as tools for stepping more boldly into who we are, as activists and as people.

It’s a story about rats, and ships, and superheroes.

Find out more about Culture Access and the ‘Disabled And Proud’ festival here.

Poem: Isolation Saturday

A Poem of Resistance from the Edge in a COVID-19 World

I was all ready to launch this blog with a fun poem about spring from a few years ago. And then Holy Saturday snuck up on me – a day of waiting – in a time when we’re all waiting… So here it is, written in a day. (I usually take longer over poems, but this one was timely.)

This is a contrapuntal poem: two poems in one. You can read the whole thing together, or the left and right separately. WordPress did not want to format this right! So I’ve put in a screenshot, with the text beneath for screenreaders.

I’ll have a go at recording this on youtube tomorrow.

Isolation Saturday

Text version for those with screen readers:

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