A black and white photograph of Vanessa dancing with her rollator (walker). She is leaning onto her walker with one arm gently leaning on the handle and the other arm leaning on the backrest. Her serene face is gently looking out into the distance. Her legs are positioned in a mid-walking stance. One of her leg braces is visible. Her hair is pulled back into a ballet bun. She is wearing a tulle dress; dark top, light and fluffy skirt. She is in a well lit dance studio where mirrors are visible and her reflection is present.

 

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Image Credit: Paula Kiley

 

[Image Description: A black and white photograph of Vanessa dancing with her rollator (walker). She is leaning onto her walker with one arm gently leaning on the handle and the other arm leaning on the backrest. Her serene face is gently looking out into the distance. Her legs are positioned in a mid-walking stance. One of her leg braces is visible. Her hair is pulled back into a ballet bun. She is wearing a tulle dress; dark top, light and fluffy skirt. She is in a well lit dance studio where mirrors are visible and her reflection is present]

The Disability Collective is a not-for-profit organization and community of disabled artists dedicated to celebrating and showcasing disability in the arts. TDC strives to de-stigmatize disability and challenge perceptions of what disability looks like through promoting disabled artists in a variety of forms.

Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration

The Cooking with Keze graphic. On the left is a green watercolour paint swatch with Keze overtop, wearing a black apron on top of a red outfit. She is holding a kitchen knife and smiling. In front of her are a variety of fruits and vegetables, along with her line of spices. Underneath is written “Thursday, April 22 at 6 PM EST” and “thedisabilitycollective.com” in white. On the right is a background of a cement wall with a green plant in the lower right corner. Over this is The Disability Collective logo in black, and the words “Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration” in dark green.

[Image Description: The Cooking with Keze graphic. On the left is a green watercolour paint swatch with Keze overtop, wearing a black apron on top of a red outfit. She is holding a kitchen knife and smiling. In front of her are a variety of fruits and vegetables, along with her line of spices. Underneath is written “Thursday, April 22 at 6 PM EST” and “thedisabilitycollective.com” in white. On the right is a background of a cement wall with a green plant in the lower right corner. Over this is The Disability Collective logo in black, and the words “Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration” in dark green]

Thursday, April 22 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time

The Disability Collective is thrilled to announce our next event, Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration!

Join award-winning disabled chef, Keze Whitlow, for a virtual cooking class where she will teach you how to make two recipes from her upcoming vegan recipe eBook: Spinach Corn Fritters & Veggie Stuffed Eggplant! This class will take place on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, at 6 PM EST to celebrate the positive impact that cooking plant-based meals can have on our planet.

For more information, please check out our Events page.

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