Seeking Interviewees for a New Blog Series on Disabled Artists!

Deep-skinned, femme-presenting person's hands with a book in Braille.

After writing a piece for Next Avenue about the power of artistic expression in the disabled community, I’ve been wanting to have more conversations similar to the ones I had with the artists at the Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts. So why not do it?

I’m launching a new interview series on my blog to include perspectives of disabled artists from all backgrounds. Visible and “invisible” disabilities, those who use identity-first or person-first language, full-time or part-time creators, all are welcome. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices are strongly encouraged to participate!

how do i participate?

Here’s the deal:

  • Using the contact form or emailing me directly at gales.gretchen@gmail.com, let me know the following:
    • Some background about who you are, the name of your disability should you wish to disclose it, if you prefer identity-first or person-first language, and your mode of creative expression (painter, writer, graphic designer, etc.).
    • A headshot or a picture of your visual work to include in the interview.
    • Links to websites, social media, blogs, or other places to learn more about you.
    • Any other information that may be relevant.
    • All interviews will occur over email unless we arrange the interview in some other form.
  • Unfortunately, I cannot afford to pay participants. You are welcome, however, to include links to your Venmo, Cash App, Ko-Fi, or other apps to spread the word about how people can support your work. This also includes links to online stores or social media.
  • If any accommodations are necessary, please let me know. I’m working on making the blog as accessible as possible and hope to make it more user-friendly for everyone in the future.
  • Don’t worry if I don’t reach out right away! More than likely I just have a backlog of interested participants or a backlog of emails in general. Please be patient.
  • Send any additional questions through the same contact form!

I look forward to creating another outlet for activism and expression!

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