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moira williams

Independent Artist and Cross-Disability Culture Activistat Let's DIY Together!
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United States
Focus area: Ecology, Environment

moira (they/them) is a disabled indigenous artist, disability cultural activist who weaves together cross-disability justice, gatherings, and arts of all kinds with eco-somatics, queer ecologies and crip celebratory resistance. moira believes in “access intimacy”* as an attitude beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their often co-creative work leads with disability, approaching culture as something we actively shape together. moira’s work with water focuses on accessible NYC waterfronts, and led to extended comment deadlines for NYC’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan to support NYC’s  cross-disability communities' comments, an accessible public bathroom and an online and in-person Disability Cabaret on an accessible boat. They recently received Santa Fe Arts Institute REVOLUTION, Blue Mountain Center, Disability + DANCE NYC Social Justice Fellowships, a U.S. Artists Disability Futures Fund and Laundromat Project Abundance grants. moira’s work has been at Works on Water Triennial, CUE Art Foundation, Landscape Research UK, Common Field, UniArts Helsinki, GROUNDWORKS UK, Aros Museum Denmark and ABQ in Budapest with Flux Factory and an Eco-Monster at University of Michigan. Their scores and writing have been in Jacket2, Emergency INDEX and A Field Guide to iLANDING. They co-curated TALK BACK at Flux Factory with Lexy Ho-Tai — the first NYC exhibition and 3 day convening centering an intersectional and intergenerational community of disabled artists and activists, cited in The New York Times. moira is deeply honored to be a Leonardo Crip Tech Incubator 2022-2023 Fellow!