Tom Skelton 2020 Visions (What if I hadn’t gone blind?)

Tom Skelton 2020 Visions (What if I hadn’t gone blind?)

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes means to completely put yourself in a different point of view. To imagine a life adjacent from your own and understand how it could be seen through another’s eyes. But what if that person only has 5% vision? Enter: Tom Skelton. Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What if I [...]

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

Attending a show with ‘Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret’ in the title, I was ready to experience something remarkably different from the staple Fringe offerings; however, nothing could have prepared me for the unstoppable train of emotions that was Singin’ in the Pain. Singin’ in the Pain empowered women of all abilities, restrictions and restraints, [...]

Floral Peroxide

Floral Peroxide

Alison Paradoxx Presents Floral Peroxide was my favourite Fringe show of 2019. It is intense, captivating narrative, eye appealing costume design and heart pounding techno-style music by 5000AD made this an unforgettable experience. Floral Peroxide has once again returned to the Fringe for 2020 with some changes made to the performance. I attended the opening [...]

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement Edited by Natalie Kon-yu, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Miriam Sved Picador Australia In the wake of the #MeToo movement in 2017, editors Natalie Kon-yu, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Miriam Sved have pulled together a collection of poetry, fiction and essays placing issues of sexual violence and harassment [...]

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

The premise of Justass League’s Singin’ in the Pain is innovative. It’s a burlesque show based around disability, chronic pain and mental health being two disabilities covered. Like the disabilities, the acts themselves were diverse which included fan dancing, singing, and more. The performance was deeply personal, the performers spoke of their pain, struggle, and [...]

In Conversation With: Alison Paradoxx

In Conversation With: Alison Paradoxx

'Floral Peroxide is a personal account of my own journey through the medical system, and navigating society as a whole, in a chronically unwell body,' says 2016 Poetry Slam Championship Alison Bennett, explaining her debut Fringe 2019 performance: Alison Paradoxx presents Floral Peroxide. Floral Peroxide explores disability using performance poetry, sound art, and dance to tell [...]