Seem odd because they can't see
The trees for the wood
Poems about disability
Janine takes the Disaffected Middle-aged Women to this excellent event ...
Celebrating the culture and unique talents of people with invisible disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and synaesthesia, this groundbreaking show will feature spoken word, comedy and live performance art by highly acclaimed artists with invisible disabilities.
Venue: Rich Mix London, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Join Janine, Paul Wady, Alain English, Jason Why and possibly others for an evening of autistic entertainers asking for your solidarity no your sympathy.
The Disaffected Middle-aged Women will be featuring in Janine's performance.
Venue: Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL
Janine joins fellow Aspies in delivering monologues by autistic people describing their experiences.
Expect some poetry too.
Venue: Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall
Janine will be both speaking and performing poetry at this event. Here is the blurb from the organisers ...
The media is reporting that Susan Boyle may never perform live again, and that this is because of her Asperger Syndrome - implying that it is her autism that is the problem rather than the barriers that the entertainment industry puts in the way of autistic artists.
From struggling years her star had come to rise
When those judgemental judges were surprised
A frump like her could have a splendid voice
The admen and accountants full rejoiced
But putting on that mask was such a drain
Now Susan may not sing on stage again
Based on a true incident ...
Paula was tired from a day out protesting
Paula was on her way home, needed resting
She slumped on the train and
She winced against pain and
She thought, "Days like this one are testing"
Welcome to our month of Autism Bewareness
No demands for equal rights or fairness
Reshaping round holes into squareness
You'll miss the point if you are careless
For it's our charity's consensus
That those afflicted are defenceless
We want a cure not independence
Please help us meet our great expenses