The Disability Writes Project
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. Stay tuned for more details!
[Image Description: The Disability Writes Project graphic, featuring a watercolour background that is orange at the top and transitions into pink at the bottom. In the middle is a ripped piece of off-white lined paper, with the words "The Disability Writes Project" written overtop in a black typewriter font. At the top of the graphic is The Disability Collective logo, and at the bottom is "thedisabilitycollective.com", both written in dark purple]
[Image Description: The Able to Disabled Screening graphic, featuring a pink watercolour paint swatch overtop of a linen textured background. On the top left is The Disability Collective logo and the word "presents", and underneath is written "a screening of Kim Kitchen's Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape followed by a discussion and Q&A session with the artist". Our website "thedisabilitycollective.com" is at the bottom left corner. On the right is a circular photo of Kim looking up at the camera, wearing a purple, green, and coral sleeveless summer blouse. Underneath is written "Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM EST". All text is dark purple]
A Screening of Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time
Captions were provided at this event. Kim's piece included ASL interpretation.
The Disability Collective is proud to present a screening of Kim Kitchen’s Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape! Join us on Thursday, May 27th at 7 PM EST to collectively watch Kim Kitchen’s soundscape piece, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Kim.
Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape conveys insurmountable moments of grief, loss, and transformation amid testable adaptability and embrace. Anchored in her reality, the narrative emerges, depicting a vivid story and complexity within the composition. Through the art of shaping sound, Kim shares her process and insights of these life changing years. At its core, Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape recounts a personal process of transformation, re-configuration of identity, and the work of letting go to then let in.
[Image Description: A green watercolour background. Overtop in white are the words “The Disability Collective, Cooking with Keze, An Earth Day Celebration. Below are images of stuffed eggplants and of spinach corn fritters]
Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6pm Eastern Standard Time
Captions were provided at this event.
Join award-winning disabled chef, Keze Whitlow, for a virtual cooking class where she will teach you how to make two recipe from her upcoming vegan recipe eBook: Spinach Corn Fritters and 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.
This event will raise proceeds for The Disability Collective, as well as for Sundance Harvest, a year-round and ecological urban farm that’s rooted in food justice, located in Toronto, Ontario. Sundance Harvest runs a free urban agriculture mentorship program called Growing in the Margins, which nurtures and grows the farm projects of BIPOC, 2LGBTQIA+, and youth with disabilities from seed to harvest. To learn more about Sundance Harvest, visit their website.
[Image Description: The ART IS MOVEMENT graphic, featuring the words "The Disability Collective presents" at the top left, a turquoise paint swatch in the centre with the words "ART IS MOVEMENT" written in capital letters, and "a virtual showcase and fundraiser" written at the bottom right. All text is written in black. The background has a light texture with small lines and dots]
ART IS MOVEMENT: A Virtual Showcase and Fundraiser
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time
ASL interpretation and captions were provided at this event.
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