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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Erstwhile : On Water
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'I’m walking down the street with Gay, a friend who often theorises then says, ‘Don’t you think?’, so I have to listen closely. We’re on a psychogeographic walk with thirteen strangers, all bonded together through reading and this small regional writers’ festival. Everyone’s enjoying themselves, might be the weather because, indeed, it is a beautiful day, but Gay and I think this session’s lacking. A man takes us around corners into car parks and alleyways to show us ghost signs— words on buildings that once spoke with bold and solid strokes but have since been painted over, and because that painting-over has itself faded, the original signs are showing through once again. Though barely. Almost invisibly. I love the concept but our guide is failing it. He’s left out the stories behind the words.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly DisAbility; Online Special Issue; Speicial Issue : DisAbility vol. Special Issue no. 9 2019 16865993 2019 periodical issue 'As a writer and academic with a long-standing disability, I was both delighted and apprehensive at the thought of acting as editor for a collection of works themed on disability. Delighted, as the voices of disability have historically been under-represented and under-valued. Apprehensive, because these voices have traditionally been muted or warped by existing socio-cultural beliefs and expectations. I wanted to handle the material with a light touch; treat the experiences of the writers with respect; suspend my own attitudes and opinions around disability within a group of voices that brimmed with embodied knowledge and creativity' (Josephine Taylor Editorial introduction) 2019 pg. 9-15
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