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[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.
Announcing The Disability Writes Project
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The Disability Collective is thrilled to announce our next initiative, The Disability Writes Project. This project will feature plays, poetry, short stories, scripts, songs, novels, and more from writers with disabilities.
Over the coming months, we will be presenting these works in a series of workshops and readings.
We are currently accepting submissions from disabled writers! If you are interested in submitting your work, please click the button below to learn more about The Disability Writes Project and submit now!
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 1st at 11:59 PM EDT.