Curator Amanda Cachia

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Anthony

Amanda Cachia photo
There’s something going on in the disability art world. Without me noticing until lately, a new level of professionalism and depth of understanding of the representation of disability by disabled artists has emerged. Foremost is the curatorial knowledge and skills of this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast, Amanda Cachia.

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Handicappers? Handicapable? No! Capihands!

Posted May 4th, 2012 by Anthony

I was reminded again the other day about the etymology of handicapped. Last night I threw together a quick pasta sauce to put over Costco raviolis. Our neighbor has been kind enough to loan use freezer space for small, plastic bags of mooshed-up tomatoes from last summer. The defrosted tomatoes with a little added fresh […]

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Telling Our Disability Stories with Stella Young

Posted May 1st, 2012 by Anthony

Stella Young portraitTelling Our Disability Stories is proud to present Australia’s own Stella Young, editor of Australia Broadcast Corporation’s Ramp Up. Hear it now iTunes

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Rahnee Patrick on Telling Our Disability Stories

Posted March 27th, 2012 by Anthony

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Rahnee talks about today’s Independent Living Movement and independent living centers. Where are they and where are they going?

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Sandie Yi’s Radical Vision of Beauty, Saturday 11 am, de Young Museum, March 31

Posted March 7th, 2012 by Anthony

Close up of Sandie Yi and her gloves
Sandie Yi will illustrate and discuss Crip Couture, her collection of disability fashion, at the de Young Museum Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 11–noon, Saturday March 31, 2012 in conjunction with the exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”

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New (to me) disability band name! “An Autumn for Crippled Children”

Posted February 18th, 2012 by Anthony

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Year end wrap up: Wild Man Fischer, the Godfather of Outsider Music Dies

Posted December 18th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeThe first outsider artist I remember was Wild Man Fischer. I heard his recording, “Songs for Sale,” on one of the great Warner Bros/Reprise sampler double LPs, “The 1969 Warner/Rerpise Songbook.”

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Robert David Hall, CSI, has new CD of his songs and music

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Anthony

Most of us know Robert David Hall as the crutch-using coroner on CSI. He’s now joined the rare ranks of disabled singers and songwriters who write and record music about disability. At least, that’s how I’m going to categorize his CD in my Disability: Songs, Singers, & Songwriters database.

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Off-Road Comfort

Posted October 2nd, 2011 by Anthony

Iron wheelchair carrier with six foot wheels.Yes, it has drawbacks, but this wheelchair mover is the most comfortable off-road conveyance I’ve tried.

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Art opening in LA with 3 of my pieces, 6-9 pm 8/19/11

Posted August 19th, 2011 by Anthony

“Equity for All Artists,” is at Gallery 85 on La Cienega in LA. It’s sponsored by the LA Art Association with a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The reception is Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 on August 19, 2011.

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