“As embodied species, we share a common vulnerability emerging from the condition of living in bodies and in time. But, importantly, vulnerability is also socially, politically, and economically created and differentially imposed. An acknowledgement of vulnerability, both shared and produced, can open a space of interconnection as well as a platform for responsiveness […]Read More Vulnerability and Resistance: Creativity turns Pain into Power.
The limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind – Marina Abramovich is a performance artist who I have been fascinated with for as long as I can remember. Her work explores the boundaries of body and mind. She has a relentless work ethic, which is something I had myself hooked into when […]Read More The call of the artist.
In the first two years of my debility, I was mostly bedridden and taking an insane amount of very strong pain medications. I was utterly dependent on the medication at that point. My mesh device was causing excruciating nerve pain and I could feel the tension of the implant throughout my groin like a cheesewire […]Read More Postcards From My Bed: The Beginnings Of The Bedbound Revolution
I spend so much time in bed because of the debility I suffer as a result of mesh complications. It can lead to feelings of isolation and at times, despair. In the last few years I have been working on my resistance and resilience in a bid to get some quality of life […]Read More Creative Resistance: Deconstructing polypropylene rope.