Through a new multimedia project called “Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury dishes, queer, disabled, mixed-race artist, Fran de la Luna explores the importance of comfort foods and the relationship to the different forms of trauma we carry. They also write about what comfort foods mean to them and how they are accessing comfort food to through living as a marginalized and racialized person.
When I think about my own personal relationship with daily pain, I can break it down into a very simple metaphor. My pain is a toddler at the supermarket throwing a complete tantrum in the busiest aisle of the store. Now, we’ve all seen something like this at least once, a parent frantically trying to […]
Having a disability pushes a child to get to know themselves a lot faster than most children. A child with a disability is handed limitations that they don’t understand or often recognize in other kids, which leads to a lot of confusion, frustration and introspection surrounding identity. A child with a disability has to take […]
My name is Rachael Ransom. I’m a writer, filmmaker, singer/songwriter, blogger, wannabe boxer and cerebral palsy warrior. Born three months premature and weighing 1lb 12 ounces, I had a slim chance of survival. Now, twenty three years later, I can tell you that I’m alive and on a mission to fight the stigmas that surround […]
Welcome to Kickstart’s new interactive blog! First and foremost, we want to hear from you! Artists and people who identify as living with a disability. Want to write a review of an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery? Go for it! If you went to see a concert at the Vogue, tell us about it! […]