Here’s an article written by novelist Darcey Steinke (New York Times Sunday Review, 5/9/19) exploring her experience as a writer whose life and work have both been shaped and informed by her stutter. Steinke touches upon stigma, language and communication with insight into how disability can shapes art and form.
WE RISE! is back in Los Angeles.
WE RISE! is a 10-day pop-up immersive experience that brings together LA’s diverse community to explore our collective power to live lives of purpose and engagement.
Through powerful programming, performances, immersive workshops, and a world-class art exhibition, WE RISE! seeks to embolden individuals and families to find help, reach out to help others and demand systemic change in order to address the critical need for early intervention, treatment and care for mental wellbeing.
WE RISE! is a truly amazing exhibition running through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Be sure to check-out the daily schedule of events. Don’t miss it.
Heaven is a Traffic Jam On The 405 is a documentary about an artist living and working with depression and anxiety (40 Minutes). Directed by Frank Stiefel the documentary tells the story about a brilliant 56-year-old artist who channels her depression and anxiety into her work.
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 is screening Thursday, May 23 at 8:00p.m. in Los Angeles as part of the WE RISE 10-day pop-up exhibition. For more info: WE RISE
Check-out this recent article by Khadijah Queen and Jillian Weise in the New York Times on poetry, art, and, oh, disability (May 19, 2019).