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“The #dapperQs of Instagram”

“The #dapperQs of Instagram”

Some sweetly timed sweet dealings with the likes of  dapperQ and the amazing #DisabiltySolidarity conversation on Twitter. Do check out some on-point ideas from the likes of Lydia Brown and Stacy Milbern. Such blessing to even virtually be in such company.

Decolonize this loneliness and isolation from the able-bodied ways, son! White supremacy lays down too deep in our crip beds and on our brown bodies. We’re worthwhile, I keep trying to convince myself, I keep reading such astounding people and honoring work of people like those in Sins Invalid.  I keep breathing my exasperated sighs into the cusps of my loves who get pain or who rock with me when it’s passed midnight or my joints scrape to the grooves of rock salt. Remember, dear ones (& dear self), our bodies are our own homes and we can expand and expel as needed. Let’s expel that white supremacist and bootstrap dissection of us. Let’s do it with glory together. Let’s do tree psalms and the keen flagrance of the sky when clouds move reminding us we to be powerfully humble. Let’s be bated breaths in syringes, wheelchair shifting, blade slicing, madness climbing our skulls. Let’s be beyond those expectations we were never asked to help create.



Read quotes featured on Disability Visibility Project with tweet awesomeness from brown boi,
Kay Ulanday Barrett. His excerpt: “Everybody wants a disabled, queer, POC in their photos/PR,
but they don’t want to address our work, lives, justice.” #DisabilitySolidarity #sdqrealness#sickanddisabledqueers #nosingleissueliving
[thanks to Ki’tay Davidson for curating such needed conversation on #qtpoc &#poc
disabled/sick/mad/crip perspectives! #disabilityjustice]

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Below shows a smirking brown boi with black glasses, wearing a fedora & purple striped bowtie.Thanks to the fabulous @anitadolcevita for the flyness & support always. Shouts to
May 9, 2014 | Feature Artist- Crip Your World > Unceded & occupied Missisauga of New Credit territories (aka TORONTO)

May 9, 2014 | Feature Artist- Crip Your World > Unceded & occupied Missisauga of New Credit territories (aka TORONTO)

PDA and the Mayworks Festival of Working Class Culture Proudly Present:

Crip Your World: An Intergalactic 2QT/POC Sick and Disabled Extravaganza

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and the brilliant Syrus Marcus Ware have been working on this sick and disabled 2QT/POC show for the Mayworks Festival for the last couple months and we are so excited to share work with y’all! Masti KhorEddie NdopuBillie RainKay Ulanday Barrett, Melannie Gayle, me, Syrus and a bunch of other amazing artists TBC this week (cause we’re running on sick and disabled genius time) are going to be dreaming an incredible disability justice show into being. We have ASL, dedicated childcare onsite and an interactive disability justice altar in the works. Please come experience this wonder.

Friday, May 7
The Palmerston Library Theater
7-9 PM
560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, M6G 2P7
Unceded and occupied Missisauga of New Credit and Three Fires Territories

$10 pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Childcare onsite, ASL confirmed and an accessalicious setup with wheelchair accessible and fragrance free space- read on for details 😉

Featuring brilliant performance, video and sick, disabled, Deaf and crazy genius by

k. ulanday barrett
Melannie Gayle
Masti Khor
Eddie Ndopu
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Billie Rain
Syrus Marcus Ware
and more artists getting confirmed this week- watch this space!

Crip your world! In this amazing performance experience, disabled, sick, Deaf and crazy queer and/ or 2POC artists will take you on a journey into our bodies’ genius. Get ready to be transformed by our sexy, complicated, live saving, deeply needed stories. Come experience the sacred, divine and revolutionary nature of disability and see some performance that will blow your mind and heart and give you all the disability justice genius you didn’t know you needed.

Access information and requests:

In order that folks and performers be able to attend without throwing up, getting sick and having to leave, please come fragrance free. Information about how to do this can be found here: At the bare minimum, please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or products scented with them. We will ask the theater to clean with fragrance free products and use fragrance free soaps in the washrooms.

ASL interpretation is confirmed and will be offered by Tara Jalali and BL Baker. All videos are captioned.

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Show will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm.

The Palmerston Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are tight for scooter users but are easily accessible for manual or powerchair users. The closest accessible TTC stop is Bathurst subway station, two blocks east of the theatre.

Childcare is available onsite in a dedicated childcare room. Please RSVP to with your kids names, ages and access needs.

Washrooms will be made all genders accessible for the evening.

Co-sponsored by Health and Racism Working Group.

This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 – 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit

April 24-26, 2014 | Workshop, Panel, Feature > Eugene, OR.

April 24-26, 2014 | Workshop, Panel, Feature > Eugene, OR.





The Asian Desi Pacific Islander American (ADPIA) Freedom School is a space where students, professors, artists, community members and activists from the Northwest will come together to engage in discussion of how to build intersectional solidarity between ADPIA communities. This conference is designed to discuss strategies of change and celebrate our differences through topics such as social media, comedy, music and community organizing. This year’s panelists and workshop presenters will facilitate discussions around multiple topics within ADPIA communities such as LGBTQIA, Multi-Ethnic, Indigenous environmental resistance, feminism, colonialism, internalized oppression and more.

In order to build solidarity between our communities, we first have to understand what unites us. Through active learning, understanding, and reflecting upon the challenges and specific, multiple oppressions that our ADPIA communities face, we can build intersectional solidarity. We seek to provide concrete opportunities for our attendees to get involved in the movement, network with organizations, and, more importantly, engage in personal development.



April 12, 2014 | Disability Justice Collective > CLPP: Hampshire College

April 12, 2014 | Disability Justice Collective > CLPP: Hampshire College


OPENING PLENARY:  9:00-11:30 a.m. Opening plenary at the RCC


WORKSHOP: The Familiar Made Strange: An Exploration of Disability Justice and Access in Our Racial, Economic and Multi-Issue JusticeWork

The collision of disability, economic, and racial justice are inseparable in the lived experiences of poverty, the struggles of First Nations peoples for sovereignty, work-related injuries, homelessness, sterilization, immigration, police brutality and more. Come join members of the national Disability Justice Collective (DJC) as we explore the ways ableism and disability impact our varied communities and discuss tools we can incorporate into our lives and organizing to ensure more effective collaborations with disability community. Speakers (click to view): Akemi Nishida, Charone Pagett, Collette Carter, Stephanie Infante, Sebastian Margaret, Kay Ulanday Barrett
Time: 5:15pm- 6:45pm
FPH Faculty Lounge