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.

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No Body Left Behind

No Body Left Behind is an online campaign centred around the disabled community’s concerns regarding the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, including mask and vaccine mandates. We hope that this campaign will raise awareness around those who are being left behind as the world returns to “normal”.







 

We are currently raising money to go directly towards paying the artists and the ASL-English and Deaf interpreters who will be working on this project. We are relying solely on donations from our incredible community to support this project!

The No Body Left Behind videos are now being released daily! Starting on Monday, May 16th, a new video will be released every weekday. Experience the work of 10 incredible disabled artists and learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the lifting of restrictions has affected them.

Join us on Thursday, May 31st at 7pm Eastern Daylight Time for the premiere and virtual screening of No Body Left Behind, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with our artists!

ASL interpretation and captions will be provided at this event.

To make this event more accessible, tickets are available by donation.

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