It’s Disability Day!
Here are four disability led/centred journals you should read (and submit to)! There is such talent among Disabled, Deaf, Chronically ill and Neurodivergent people.
Rally Magazine: co-founded by Baya Ou Xang and Ange Iaria, Rally is a “new multimedia magazine bridging the gap between storytelling and activism. [Their] goal is to connect empathic people with important stories and meaningful steps towards real action.” The first edition of Rally centres Disabled people. It features work by Renay Barker Mulholland (cover girl!), Lou Wall, Ash Apap, Kaitlyn Blythe, Alex Creece Sick Sad Girlz club and many more!
Rally is free to read online, and a print version is coming soon.
Sunder is created by Sarah Stivens, and supported by editors Andy Jackson, Madison Godfrey, Luke Patterson andAlex Creece , Sunder is an online poetry journal for Deaf, Disabled and Chronically ill writers including Beau Windon, Em Randell, Robin Eames, Fleur Beauport and more. Read Sunder online:
Co-founded by Scout Lee and Spencer Barbaris, Bramble is a literary and art journal for and by Disabled creatives. The first issue is online in text/image and audio formats, and features writing and art by Mandy White, Anna Jacobson, Heather Taylor-Johnson, Amelia Saward, Monika Dryburgh and more.
Bramble also runs Disability Writes – fortnightly writing classes on Zoom. Read Bramble online.
Ink & Inclusion
Ink & Inclusion is a publication featuring University of Queensland’s Disabled, Chronically ill and Neurodivergent writers and artists. It’s edited by Sian Chadfield – UQ Union’s Disability Officer, and I advised on and edited the project too. It goes to print very soon, and will be available for purchase in the new year. Check out the Ink & Inclusion website for updates.
Image: a collage of four journal covers: Rally, Sunder, Bramble and Ink & Inclusion