26 episodes

Amy Amantea, who is blind, hosts a bi-weekly all-inclusive podcast featuring a wide variety of art forms through the lens of disability. Amy speaks with artists from all genres, and learns about what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face in their medium’s industry.

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Amy Amantea, who is blind, hosts a bi-weekly all-inclusive podcast featuring a wide variety of art forms through the lens of disability. Amy speaks with artists from all genres, and learns about what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face in their medium’s industry.

    Shayla Shenanigans

    Shayla Shenanigans

    Sometimes, you meet people who have a real infectious personality! Shayla Shenanigans brings a shimmy to everything she does as a drag queen and comedian. With a flare like no other, her boisterous personality and slightly raunchy stylings are aimed to please and delight audiences of all kinds!

    WARNING: some mature content and topics that may be triggering for some

    Website: Suntothfx.wixsite.com/home/about-shayla

    • 28 min
    No laughing matter?

    No laughing matter?

    Vanessa Furlong has combined her training in circus arts with her lived experience as a mad artist and integrated them into her work as a therapeutic clown. We mostly know clowns to be the butt of the joke and having a need to make us laugh, but is that all there is to a clown? If you want to be a clown, you may find you have big shoes to fill!

    Follow Vanessa and fellow circus arts performer Erin Ball on Instagram: @legacy_circus

    • 26 min
    Go Ahead, Take the Other one!

    Go Ahead, Take the Other one!

    Victor Enns was born in Manitoba, and knew from a young age that he was good a writing; he published his first piece in Grade 8. Living with multiple disabilities and chronic pain, Victor has used these experiences to channel the creative process and is excited to embark on his new project Listen, Here.

    Follow his progress on his website: https://victorenns9.com/

    • 25 min
    Tactile Activism

    Tactile Activism

    Jenna Reid is an artist who identifies as a psychiatric survivor: her work is based in textiles and fabrics and is informed by memory, community, activism and the asking of questions around some big questions. Jenna shares with us her journey as an artist, and how it intersects with her life experiences.

    Follow Jenna on Instagram: @fieldnotes_by_jennareid

    • 27 min
    The Blind B-Girl

    The Blind B-Girl

    We hear the term B-Boy a lot in regards to breakdance, but Robyn Gell identifies as a B-Girl. This is an energetic style of dance typically performed to hip-hop music and characterized by stylized footwork and acrobatic or athletic movements; the dancers were known as Break Girl’s, or B-Girls for short. Robyn invites us into their world as a B-Girl who is blind and living in the UK.
    Follow Robyn on Instagram @RobynGell42621212

    • 23 min
    Flying Footless

    Flying Footless

    A true combination of athletics and artistry, Erin Ball identifies as a mad and disabled circus artist who does a lot of work in the air. Erin reinvented how she approaches her performances and teaching of circus arts after she had both her lower legs amputated.

    Having never seen folks with disabilities as part of the modern circus landscape, Erin welcomes others with disabilities into her studio at Kingston Circus Arts to learn and explore all that circus has to offer! 

    • 27 min

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