Disability Art and Culture Project
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Isolation is super common after brain injury. It’s shocking how many individuals are isolated. This is why I love the support groups we have in the Portland area. We get out of the house, socialize, and see how we’re not alone in our post-brain injury experiences. But that only lasts 1 1/2 hours one day a month for each group. We have to do more!
As wonderful as it is to spend time with others with brain injury, being involved in Disability arts allows me to work and spend time with people with lots of different disabilities. There are only a few of us who identify as brain injured who do Disability arts in Portland. Well, folks with brain injury, let me invite you to a bunch of things! These events are for everyone, disability or not.
This is arts for social justice, and it is very fine art. You can come to an event, participate, perform, whatever you like.
We also have an open life drawing class on the second Friday of every month. We are celebrating the beauty of the human body of any shape, size, color, ability, or identity, and we provide an accessible, safe space to draw, paint, and color. Our models do wear clothing at this time. Won’t you join us? It is so much fun. And there is so much joy in creating art with a group of fun-loving people.