Now is a time for artists; now is a time for heroes

The world feels hopeless. Between Trump and Bolsonaro, Johnson, Jinping, Modi, Putin. The news scroller in the hospital tells me that the pound is surging and the stock market is rising. It tells me that the Democrats intend to impeach Trump. Trump has struck a trade deal with China, and humans are responsible for makingContinue reading “Now is a time for artists; now is a time for heroes”

Winner of the 2021 Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Awards in Directing and Theatre-Making

I’m delighted to have received one of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Awards in Directing and Theatre-Making. I was nominated back in November by the Barbican Centre – probably because of my solo show, NOT DYING (dir. Kate O’Donnell), which I staged there as part of CRIPtic 2019. My nomination was in a categoryContinue reading “Winner of the 2021 Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Awards in Directing and Theatre-Making”

Shield – my poetry pamphlet is RELEASED

At the beginning of the pandemic, I spoke to my GP about being ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ and intensive care treatment, and he told me that I was “stuck between a rock and a hard place”, that the factors that made me extremely vulnerable would also make me low priority for intensive care treatment. I wasContinue reading “Shield – my poetry pamphlet is RELEASED”

Experimental! An online writing retreat for D/deaf and disabled writers

For a little while now, I have been asking on Twitter for recommendations of D/deaf and disabled writers and I am now delighted to announce why! Experimental! is an online writing retreat for D/deaf and disabled writers currently living in the UK. Curated by myself and produced alongside Spread the Word it will run fromContinue reading “Experimental! An online writing retreat for D/deaf and disabled writers”

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 – either regularly or because I’ve tried it. You can read more about the Android techContinue reading “Adaptive Android”

COVID-19 – is online more accessible?

Is the lockdown really more accessible for disabled people, or is it just differently accessible? I’ve read a lot of disabled people talking about how with the lockdown there are no access barriers, but I’ve also been thinking for a while that actually there are access barriers – they’re just different. It’s easy to generaliseContinue reading “COVID-19 – is online more accessible?”

COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)

COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently) Coronavirus is ripping through care homes. It is killing thousands of people who are trapped in these institutions, often with no choice or control as to who provides their ‘care’, no way of protecting themselves, and who are left watching their friends die. Part of theContinue reading “COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)”