Author: jamiehale

The cover to Jamie's poetry book, Shield. The image is made up of six horizontal stripes. The outside ones are white, and inside it goes yellow, pink, navy, turquoise (top to bottom). On the top white band in green it says "Jamie Hale" centrally with "Shield" in pink next to that. There is a white mask across the coloured bands. At the bottom on the white band it says "Verve Poetry Press" in pink

SHIELD – my poetry pamphlet

On the 14th Jan 2021, Shield – my first poetry pamphlet – will be published by Verve Press. Exploring my experience as a disabled person during the pandemic through a variety of voices, Shield has been described as: ‘These are...

HIRING

In exciting news, I’m hiring for an executive and creative assistant. As a disabled artist and policy expert, I need assistance with a lot of tasks – whether cognitive (e.g. tracking tasks) or practical (e.g. extended typing). I am now...

Adaptive Android

I recently gave a talk on adaptive tech for Android and Windows for DMD Pathfinders, a user-led organisation by and for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. While I don’t have Duchenne myself, I use a lot of adaptive tech –...

The picture has a dark background with white pinpricks that are stars. Jamie is lying in a hospital bed, bathed in piunk and blue light.

NOT DYING (my solo show)

My solo show, NOT DYING, will be available on youtube until early August. It is poetry, death, comedy, sex, and the impetus to survive in the face of the odds. Let me know what you think! For a subtitled version,...

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Compassion: when work stops working

I work. I don’t necessarily have a good work ethic (which I would define as requiring a healthy relationship with one’s time working and not working), but I work. When I’m depressed, I work. When I’m struggling, I work. When...