My Solo Poetry Video Archive #3

A poem about holding a friend’s baby, my Goddaughter, for the first time. It appeared in the 1997 poetry publication ‘Fit of Passion’ by Liz Hall-Downs and Kim Downs. This Video was part of an ABC TV Arts Programme, featuring Australian Spoken Word artists, called ‘Voices’. It was shot and broadcast around 1996-7.  

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Carers

An online group I’m in recently posed the question of how we Crip Warriors should respond to the plethora of articles that discuss  ‘parenting a child with a disability”. As we share the ‘Social Model’ Of Disability, and call out Ableism in all its manifestations, we also often point out how these articles, in the […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Microaggressions

A headline from the New York Post (reprinted in Australia by news.com.au), January 5, 2017: ‘Disabled woman refused help by airline staff for not looking sick. A WOMAN with a chronic illness was reduced to tears after being refused help by airline staff because she “doesn’t look ill enough” to be disabled.’ ‘Nathalie Allport-Grantham, 23, […]

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