We are an intersectional triad of disabled womxn; creators and experts in our fields. We are an active and complete circuit of flowing energy which we share, exchange and develop.
This art practice began as part of a Develop Your Creative Practice award made by Arts Council England. We had known or at least been aware of each other four a couple of years online, but hadn’t worked or communicated together as a trio.
We started with quite practical discussions about what kind of formation we wanted to take, what kind of services we would want to provide once we have established ourselves as a business, however it became clear that it would be better, though perhaps unconventional, to do things backwards… To create what we are before deciding it.
Charlie Fitz (she/they)
Charlie Fitz is a sick and disabled artist, writer and medical humanities postgraduate, living in Birmingham, UK. She is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Studentship for her MA in Medical Humanities; Bodies, Cultures and Ideas, at Birkbeck, where she is exploring trauma and illness predominantly through contemporary memoirs and modernist art. Her multiform projects broadly explore experiences of illness, whilst aiming to resist and challenge the expectation that the ‘sick’ be patient or passive to medical paternalism. She utilizes photography, collage, digital and material forms in her work. Collaboration with other artists IS central to her practise and she attempts to break the boundaries between the creative and academic. She has had various written and visual publications in magazines, journals and zines and has had work exhibited.
Miss Jacqui (she/her)
Miss Jacqui is a Poet and Songwriter who knows a lot about working with the cards that you are dealt. Especially so because she is someone who always tries to challenge societal perceptions, like what it actually means to be a black woman with a disability. A wheelchair user herself, Miss Jacqui wants her poetry and music to help her listeners see the world differently, and inspire others to feel confident in being themselves. She is also a Spoken Word Artist, Songwriter, and Facilitator.
Ellie Page (she/her)
Ellie is an experienced youth & mental health worker. Since worsening mobility made the ‘running around’ aspects of her job a bit tricky, she has utilised her broad range of skills as an accessibility consultant, artist, producer, academic & mental health worker. Over the pandemic, she managed the UK Disability Arts Alliance and undertook numerous design projects whilst whilst maintaining her passion for building community resilience by working as a mentor & advocate to many young adults. She runs her own art ‘lack-of-movement’ in Manchester, under the moniker Still Ill OK, and is a postgrad researcher of social & alternative approaches to psychosis. She has experience in theatre and film as an actor, director, producer & dramaturg. She has several publications and is a keen writer alongside her visual art practice.