wheelchairdancer

A disabled woman dances. And thinks about disability, life, race and dance from a feminist perspective.

Dancing While Black and Disabled

Ms. Ash questions what happens when people cannot speak out, say, about race. The post features a picture where the dancer (Ms. Ash) appears to be silenced by her pointe shoes -- the ribbons of the shoes seem to make a large "x" across her mouth. (If you can look more closely, though, the tape doesn't actually visibly meet the ribbon.) Either way, though, it's a striking picture. ...more

I really love that bird position and its expressiveness and elegance. And wonder what those ...more