Friday, May 28, 2021

Personal Essay on being a Disabled Artist

Written by John Loeppky

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Read John Loeppky's Op-ed as he shares his personal story and experience with being a disabled artist in Saskatchewan. "To this day, none of the major arts funders in this province acknowledge disability as a culture, despite disabled people accounting for approximately 20% of the population. I was being told over and over that disability culture’s contributions mattered, but only if they were free, only if we checked a box, only if the work of my community was there to fill some arbitrary criteria."

 

TW: Suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression. Read the full article here.