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Katherine MW whining n rhyming 🌷 york/brighton (she/her) (hEDS, CFS/ME, dyspraxia & depression/anxiety) https://www.facebook.com/events/169420117132262/
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Katherine MW
6 days ago
violet_crimes_poetry I read my poem about tyler's death at the disability workshop and afterwards people asked me about cripple punk and that was lovely and excruciating so here's the definition . . . . #cripplepunk #twdeath #death #disabilityactivism #disabled #?? idk how to tag this
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Katherine MW
2 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Ahh i have had such brilliant afternoon at @exploreyorklibrary with say owt, the york independent living network and @jackiehagan for our afternoon of poetry workshopping and open mic. thank you so much to everyone who came πŸ’™ york folk please remember whether you attended or not if you identify as disabled you can send submissions for our zine commemorating the event to info@sayowt.co.uk with "disability pride zine" in the subject line! we would all love to hear from you!! . . . . . . #york #yorkexplore #poetry #disabledpoets #disabledwriters #yorkarts #sayowt #openmic #disabilitypride #disabledhistorymonth #disabilityhistorymonth
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Katherine MW
2 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Saturday, 1-4pm we have the brilliant @jackiehagan coming over for our afternoon of poetry as part of disability history month, the theme of which this year is art woohoo! πŸŽ΅πŸ“ƒπŸŽ¨ come for however much of it you'd like, we understand fatigue! βœ‹ perform if you like, but no pressure! πŸ‘ event link in my bio! πŸ‘ * * * #york #disabledpoets #writing #poetrycommunity #ysj #uoy #activism #art #events
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Katherine MW
2 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry I won the slam tonight!! i'm just feeling so flattered and grateful. say owt was the first place i ever read my poetry aloud, its a brilliant space that means a lot to me. this was my second time competing there and the standard is so high so a huge thank you to everyone who clapped, clicked waved or tapped, and very extra special thanks to @bananais13 for these photos and for being my no. 1 fan ❀❀❀ . . . . #sayowtslam #sayowt #york #performancepoetry #poetryslam #disabledpoets #cripplepunk #babewithamobilityaid #feministpoetry #spokenword #disabilitypride
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Katherine MW
3 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Tonight! basement @ 7:30 πŸ‘ featuring special sets from local whizkid @pritchkid and visiting whizadult @montygristo πŸ‘
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Katherine MW
3 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Extract from a new poem i'll be doing tonight at the "slay on words" slam! 8pm at fossgate social πŸ’ƒ . [image description: text signed @violet_crimes_poetry in italics over an orange background, reading in unstylised font: "“so what did you do to yourself then?”/ i remove the headphone, irritated/ but resigned to the gutting./ you'd think by now i'd be prepared for this/ you'd think by now i'd be be at ease with this// but his words fall like hail at a picnic/ hard/ and quickly." note, read forward slashed as line breaks] . #poetry #disability #cripplepunk #ableism #poetryslam #york
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Katherine MW
3 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry From #queerspaceyork - not gonna shut up yet bc urgh this night was so cute!! and even though i'm pulling a weird face in all of the photos it is a small price to pay for lovely softly lit photos of ur pals laughing n being pure and the odd one of u on stage to send to ur mum who really wants to come see ur shows but lives too far away and is sad about it. cherish ur community and appreciate them πŸ’œβœŠalso it/we raised £230 to split between @act4transhealth + york mind!! so a good night in all departments πŸ“· roosa aliisa photography fb
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Katherine MW
3 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Rest in power, tyler. * the news has trickled through our community slowly, and today i saw conformation of what i'd been suspecting, and dreading, since i saw something on here last week. i had just finished this draft when i checked twitter and learnt that tyler, the blogger responsible for me being confident enough to first start using a walking stick two years ago, had passed away. that today is the first day of disability history month, that this week was tdor, all of this brings a whole other layer of sharpness to losing the brilliant creator of the cripple punk community. i wouldn't be the proud, bitter, resistant crip i am today without their work, and i know so many of us are going to carry this with us for a long time. * they deserved better. * * * #cripplepunk #disabilitypride #cpunk #twdeath #poetrycommunity #disability
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Katherine MW
3 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry "when society tells you to stop, keep walking" . this tdor please listen to this incredible poem and then show up, for the rest of your life, for our trans siblings. @kit_astrophy is one of the amazing performers i got to share a stage with on saturday for #queerspaceyork and an all round brilliant woman and writer, our local scene is so blessed tbh. . . . . #tdor #york #poetrycommunity #poetryslam
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Katherine MW
4 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Thank you for having me tonight #queerspaceyork πŸ’œπŸŒˆ this was such a warm, welcoming space to share some new work! . . . . #poetrycommunity #performancepoetry #york #dusk #q***r #feminism
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Katherine MW
4 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry Excerpt from "ice cream" aka my most recent attempt at being funny and not just depressing as s**t all the time but it turns out i actually hate dating sorry . [image description: text in a green background reading "of all the flavours/ you’d probably say you were/ pistachio because not everyone can tolerate you// i’d probably say you were peppermint/classic/ and bright/ (and clean)"] . . #icecream #poem #textpost
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Katherine MW
4 weeks ago
violet_crimes_poetry "they won’t understand that when i say i am so stressed that my ears are bleeding, i am not speaking metaphorically" . i'm in bed rn working on a re-write of my poem "on living in a sick woman body" which i'm thinking about doing at the gig on friday. i first wrote this line agesssss ago but it's become relevent again, one of my second lobe piercings opened up last week, a few days after i'd been told my department are trying to kick me off my course because... they lost an assessment of mine. yup! i know it doesn't sound real but that's just how uoy treats disabled students. it's been a week since i sent them evidence showing they're wrong and they're yet to even say the exclusion is being cancelled, let alone apologise. sooo that's been my week. . πŸ“· from yesterday but it's just as gorgeous today, i just haven't made it downstairs yet (bad pain day). look at those perfect traffic light colours!! no filter they're just really gorgeous πŸ’šβ€πŸ’› i love love love my little house and it's little garden. i wish i could be outside more but in the meantime i will sit in bed, stewing, and make do with keeping my window open all day every day. . . . #ableism #stress #disabledstudents #disability #york #uniofyork #poetry #chonicillness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #twblood #nature
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Katherine MW
last month
violet_crimes_poetry From "i need you to stop being s****y to trans girls" - one of the poems i read tonight as per a special request ❀ it was a great lineup and tbh it wasn't my best performance- i was anxious and exhausted, but the people were lovely, the venue was packed, and uyai raised £312 to be split between amnesty international and refugee action york! πŸŽ‰ . . . . #slamnesty #york #dusk #amnestyinternational #poetrycommunity #refugeeswelcome #textpost #q***r #mentalhealth #chronicillness #radicalsoftnes #putterfsinthebin #feminism #feministpoetry
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Katherine MW
last month
violet_crimes_poetry From my new poem about disabled visibility, the link to the full piece is in my bio. i just had an anxiety attack so i feel very incoherent and i'm not sure what to say, other than i'm so tired of being stared at when i use my walking stick. i am so tired of the double takes. i am tired of exclusive language and slurs and able bodied disabled and non disabled feminists alike throwing me under the bus. i am tired of this uni not caring about my access needs because they don't understand them. i am tired of not having appropriate treatment because the nhs doesn't work. i am very very tired. and it's really, really hard. . . . . . #disability #walkingstick #poetry #poetsofinstagram #slampoetry #chronicillness #eds #audio #feminism
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Katherine MW
last month
violet_crimes_poetry "as long as they're happy and healthy, we couldn't care less" . i had a conversation recently with someone about the ableism of parents we know, even progressive feminist parents- the kind who are proud of their q***r kids but still shudder when they see me in the street. i turned it into a poem and uploaded it (link in bio). i've been really struggling with visibility lately, to the point where i've been avoiding going out even more than usual, directly because of how people react to me (especially all these wide-eyed freshers acting like they've never seen a young disabled person before) so yh please do go give it a listen. . most of my stuff over the last six months has been more suited to be performed than written/read so i will keep posting things in here but yh formats may vary idk . also i have gigs coming up! slamnesty for amnesty international on the 6th, q***r space on the 18th, both at dusk in york (@duskyork) plus i helping co-ordinate a disability pride poetry event for the end of the month, with a workshop and performance component so please @ me if you're disabled and write or want to write poetry! . . . . #poetry #slampoetry #york #ableism #feminism #mobility #disability
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Katherine MW
June 2017
violet_crimes_poetry **you have 40 minute left to get inside a polling station queue! once you are in the queue you just vote when it is your turn it doesn't matter if it goes past 10pm!** some recently registered people in marginal seats are being refused votes, it seems to usually be because of outdated electoral rolls being used. **if you encounter this, insist they contact the council to check the most recent roll (or you can contact them yourself, but at this time it might be better to stay in the building due to it being so close to the cut off point)** if you are registered, it is your right to vote! don't leave!** please vote whatever you need to vote to get the tories out in your area! we can vote with our hearts when we have pr!** . . . . . . #electionday #generalelection #votelabour #voteleft #progressivealliance #politicalpoetry #politics #austerity #nhs #savethenhs #cripplepunk #cripthevote #poetry #anxiety #disbility #disabledcommunity
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Katherine MW
June 2017
violet_crimes_poetry I've been away for the weekend as the smallest family member turned 2 this week. we collectively all had a s**t year last year so this was extra special and exactly what my mental health needed. my insides feel all smooth and shiny πŸŒ»πŸ’œ . . . . . . . #family #birthday #mentalhealth #radicalsoftness #selfcaresunday #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #poetry #poetsofinstagram #textpost
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Katherine MW
May 2017
violet_crimes_poetry 8 days to go and my skin is breaking out, probs unrelated but w/e it is not the first time that chronic illness has produced metaphorically apt symptoms and the separation between mind and body and politics is arbitrary nonesense so . . . . . . . #politics #politicalpoetry #generalelection #feminism #antifascist #disability #chronicillness #poetsofinstagram #textpost #labour #poetrycommunity
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Katherine MW
May 2017
violet_crimes_poetry I was too anxious and depressed and in pain to do anything productive today other than write an academically wanting but emotionally honest slam poem about welfare cuts... i am finding it so difficult to engage with politics at the moment, even just in a personal capacity like writing about it etc just because of how overwhelming and exhausting the situation is. that being said, i *am* going to try and go out tonight and read this poem at an open mic, even if i cry all the way through and/or need to leave immediately afterwards because i need to see something other than these four walls today. i need to feel as though i'm at least trying to reach people in this election, even if this is all i can manage. . . . . . . . . #poetry #textpost #politicalpoetry #cripthevote #votelabour #chronicillness #disability #poetrycommunity #politics #mentalhealth #generalelection
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