Inklusion Guide, created by Ever Dundas and Julie Farrell, launching in 2022, will have a best practice for making literary events more accessible.
They invited me to write an essay for their blog at the start of 2022.
‘The fact I exist is a political act’ – Deborah Williams
Exploring Alexandrina Hemsley’s and Deborah Williams’ conversation on Disability Arts Online and Graeae podcast Disability And… I discuss some of the intersections of racial visibility, (invisible) disability, silence, erasure and writing books on Crip Time.
Many of us marginalised folk feel our very existence is political…
‘Without my walking stick, I have an invisible disability. But my experience of racial visibility means I can empathise with people who have visible disabilities and/or differences, where (nondisabled) people feel they have the right to invade your personal space, ask intrusive questions, abuse you, expect you to talk about your disability (or ‘protected’ characteristic) and trauma and nothing else.’– Jeda Pearl