billie reads @ Cripping Culture


this multimedia workshop was part presentation, approved part brainstorm session.

billie rain presented hir experiences and thoughts as a disabled collaborative filmmaker and disability justice activist. this will be a jumping off point for a discussion on issues facing disabled filmmakers and artists. specifically we will be discussing how access issues can be proactively confronted in the arts.

Who is billie rain:
billie is a disabled writer, activist and filmmaker. years of chronic illness and a rare tumor condition have given hir an amazing sense of groundedness, connection and self-advocacy that fuel hir passion to bring truth, in all it’s pain and glory, to audiences everywhere.

billie’s filmography:

  • To Be A Heart (Short) – 2006
  • Humor Me (Short) – 2010
  • Heart Breaks Open (Feature) – 2011
  • R/EVOLVE (Feature) – 2013
  • Love Like A Heart Attack (Feature) – Forthcoming

billie’s website:

Click to download the notes from billie’s presentation:
Accessibility In The Arts.PDF
billie will be reading from Fierce Bodies at:
Cripping Culture
A live poetry slam and art show

Thursday, hospital
May 26
6:30 to 8:30pm

Parnassus Cafe
Seattle, WA