[Image shows a gouache/ink/pencil cartoon illustration I made in my sketchbook. Against a black background, a yellow orb frames an illustration of me sitting on the floor, crooked white femme with glasses and hair in a messy bun. I look down lovingly at the ghost of kid-me sitting in my lap, and hold the back of her head gently. She looks back at me and holds juniper (fluffy black cat) in her lap. Around the orb is abstract decorative designs of yellow vines, sparkles, and dots.]STORIES

10 tips to parents of children with OI

Unsolicited advice for non-disabled parents of disabled children By Haley Brown, artist from the US Unsolicited parenting advice from someone who isn’t even a parent is…everyone’s favourite thing, right? I know, I know, it can be really rude and annoying. But I wrote this from a place of deep love – for disabled kids AND…

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Artists with OI: Erwin Aljukic

Erwin Aljukic is an actor, dancer, speaker and fashion journalist. Since 1998 he can be seen on TV, in the cinema and at the theater. In addition to acting, he studied fashion journalism and has been working as a freelancer ever since. In 2014 he devoted himself to contemporary dance. Aljukic has been a permanent…

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Artists with OI: Pablo Ostarek

The winner takes it all! What a coincidence! Some time ago OIFE had prepared an interview with Pablo Ostarek, an artist with OI, which you can read below. And this week, we congratulate him for winning the 1st prize in the International Rare Disease Film Festival for his short film “This is not a person”!…

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Artists with OI: Jenni-Juulia from Finland

Interview with Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen Who are you and what do you do and in what way has OI affected your art? I’m a multidisciplinary artist and an activist making political disability arts. My passions are structural violence, aesthetics of assistive devices and issues related to women with disabilities. My background is in textile arts but…

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Artists with OI: Chiara Bersani

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Chiara and I am a writer/creator and a performer with a disability. I am Italian and I am 35 years old. I work in different fields like performing arts, contemporary theatre and contemporary dance. In what way has OI affected your art? Honestly, I…

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Artists with OI: Matt Shilcock

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Matt Shilcock, I am a contemporary dancer and performing artist from Adelaide, South Australia. I have been creating and performing dance theatre works in festivals and locations around the world over the last 10 years. I predominately perform Contemporary Dance, but living with OI,…

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Artists with OI: Veronica Tulli

Interview and translation: Anna Rossi Can you introduce yourself? My name is Veronica Tulli and my stage name is LuluRimmel. I live in Rome, Italy. I am a singer, songwriter and performer. And I am quite confident in saying this. But I do not hide that at least in Italy, this is quite a bold…

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Artists with OI : Ketut Budiarsa

Who are you and what do you do? My name is I Ketut Budiarsa. I am a Balinese man from Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. I am the head of Yayasan Cahaya Mutiara Ubud which is a foundation run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. I am an accomplished artist and an activist for…

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Artists with OI: Mira Thompson

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Mira Thompson and I’m a singer. In what way has OI affected your art?
 As much as I want to say it hasn’t, I also know it completely affects the way I look at life in general. Which does not mean every song I…

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