currently in process (slow)
There are so many questions to be asked when it comes to disability. Most of these questions shouldn’t have to be asked at all.
But as it is, I am asking them anyway.
Can a person with a visible disability be beautiful? Is a person with a visible (or invisible, for that matter) disability able to love? Can someone else love this person? Should a person with a disability be allowed to start a family?
Can a person with a disability have a sexuality? Are they allowed a diversive sexuality?
Who gets to make these decisions?
Did you know that in Sweden, in present time, people with visible disabilities, can be subject to verbal and physical abuse if they show signs of love in public?
With this project I want to challenge your idea and view of who’s “allowed” to be in love, to have sexual relations, to have a family.
Why is it that some people are so aversive to the idea of disabled people having normal relations. Why is it that “normal” is the norm – and what the hell is normal anyway?
Crippled love – goals
I want to be part of a movement that changes the general idea of how people with disabilities are “allowed” to act on love and sexuality. The idea that they can’t or shouldn’t is ridiculous and speaks volumes of the people thinking it rather than the disabled themselves.
I want to show people how I see the disabled.
As people. People who may have another functionality than I do, but people nonetheless.
The only difference is that some may need a wheelchair, while others need crutches. Some may need hearing aid, while others need a service dog.
Other than that, we’re all people. And people are allowed to love and be loved. To want and need sex. Even to have a different sexuality than your own. To start a family.
No matter how their body functions.
I would love for this to be exhibited somewhere. Preferably somewhere, where it’ll be noticed. Both by the public and news.
I would also very much want for various organizations and work places to rent this in digital form as ground for discussion and workshops where the goal is to expand the general idea of love among disabled people. Especially between disabled and norm-abled people.
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