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Crip kinship : the disability justice & art activism of Sins Invalid  Cover Image Book Book

Crip kinship : the disability justice & art activism of Sins Invalid / Shayda Kafai.

Kafai, Shayda, (author.).


"The remarkable story of Sins Invalid, a performance project that centres queer disability justice. In recent years, disability activism has come into its own as a vital and necessary means to acknowledge the power and resilience of the disabled community, and to call out ableist culture wherever it appears. Crip Kinship explores the art activism of Sins Invalid, a San Francisco Bay Area-based performance project, and its radical imaginings of what disabled, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming bodyminds of colour can do: how they can rewrite oppression, and how they can gift us with transformational lessons for our collective survival. Grounded in the disability justice framework, Crip Kinship investigates the revolutionary survival teachings that disabled, queer of colour community offers to all our bodyminds. From their focus on crip beauty and sexuality to manifesting digital kinship networks and crip-centric liberated zones, Sins Invalid empowers and moves us toward generating our collective liberation from our bodyminds outward."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781551528649
  • ISBN: 1551528649
  • Physical Description: 199 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-196).
Formatted Contents Note:
Sins invalid's origin story -- Creating Crip-centric liberated zones -- In love and community, like the trees -- Storytelling as activism, as Crip-centric strategy -- Artmaking as evidence -- Education bringing us home -- Crip kinship and cyber love -- Crip sex as transformative pleasure universe -- Beauty as liberation, as splendid Crip future -- Manifesting our collective futures -- Epilogue: Why all this matters.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Sins Invalid (Organization)
Artists with disabilities > California > San Francisco.
Artists with disabilities > Political activity > California > San Francisco.
Political art > California > San Francisco.

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