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Another amazing evening of Disabilitease!

Perfect Tyler for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2021This is Perfect Tyler performing for Disabilitease!

What an incredible, iconic wheelchair burlesque piece! I looooove Perfect Tyler, find and follow them here! This performance was for the November 2020 edition of Disabilitease.

Kay Ulanday Barrett for Disabilitease Nov 2020 by Suzanne Forbes Jan 7 2022Updated Jan 25 2022 with writer Kay Ulanday Barrett!

I did these two drawings of NY based literary powerhouse Kay Ulanday Barrett as he performed a poem for this edition of Disabilitease. I liked the likenesses but wanted to add color, and it took me over a year! During which I have come to know and love their work.

Their insta is here and his website is here.

Little Peaches

Little Peaches is an international performer and producer and DisabiliTease is her baby. Several years ago, a serious flare up of several of her medical conditions left her unable to dance. Being the stubborn renegade stripper that she is, Little Peaches grabbed her wheelchair and re-trained herself to dance with wheels!

About booking performers with disabilities, she says:

Performers with disabilities are often overlooked for shows because they may need a little extra help when it comes to making the show accessible for them. That may be having wheelchair or walking aid access, assistance with travel, assistance to and from the stage to aid with visual impairments, BSL interpreters or a quiet space to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed. These little things can be surprisingly easy to put into place but more often than not, they aren’t.

Arielle Firecracker is the other half of the Disabilitease team!

Arielle is a gorgeous tattooed bombshell who burns up the stage! Here she is photographed by Veronika Marx.

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

I’m working on more drawings from this event.

Due to my own disability, it’s going slower than usual, but I will get them up eventually 🙂

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me work safely at home.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.