This post mentions violence toward women with disability.
I went to see Silent Tears at MAMA – Murray Art Museum Albury in Albury on the weekend. It was moving and heartfelt and the stories of the women show bravery and endurance. Silent Tears is an exhibition showing photos of women with disability who have survived violence. The photos have been taken by Belinda Mason.
I am featured in Silent Tears – Belinda asked me because I’ve been the subject of online abuse as well as regular micro-aggressions about my appearance. There is a transparent large photo which hangs from the ceiling. See it and read about it here There is also a documentary series where participants are featured in every day settings. You can see my photo and read about it here.
I don’t feel worthy when the other brave women are survivors of horrific violent circumstances. I haven’t been subject to physical violence but the daily grind of ableism and microaggression is wearing, and the online hate speech is certainly awful.
Thank you for including me Belinda, congratulations to all the women for speaking out about violence, and thanks to MAMA for hosting it.