such_heights: the tardis giong through the time vortex (who: tardis storm)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2012-05-28 08:53 pm

New Doctor Her post | Queer Cabaret Fundraiser

Two things this evening!

Thing one, I have a new post up at Doctor Her:

I think there’s enormous potential for companions with all kinds of different disabilities, whether they would be a wheelchair user like the woman at the convention or something else. I’d love to see the universe through the eyes of a companion on the autistic spectrum, for instance. I’d also get a huge kick out of there being a companion who, like me, had an invisible illness or two, and had to juggle taking different medications at different times and trying to figure out how on earth you assess the nutritional value of food on alien planets and so on.

-- Just How Accessible Is The TARDIS Anyway?


Thing two, my friends and acquaintances over at the magnificent Queer feminist burlesque collective Lashings of Ginger Beer Time are in the final days of fundraising to take their Alternative Sex Education show to the Edinburgh Festival this summer. They are 95% of the way there and have 2 days and 3 hours to go!

If you have a little spare money for supporting awesome art projects, I highly recommend considering the Lashings crowd - they're hilarious, absurdly multi-talented, and have a great progressive political backbone. Supporters can get cool merchandise as well as recordings of their songs and a DVD of the pantomime they did this year, which I was in the audience for and nearly laughed my way out of my chair.

You can see some of their previous performances at their youtube channel, and I'm going to embed one of my favourites below.

For more info, and to sponsor them, here's their profile at WeFund here.
laurashapiro: Donna runs happily in her winter coat; the TARDIS is in the background (donna)

[personal profile] laurashapiro 2012-05-28 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I enjoyed your DoctorHer post very much! Last year, when I went to the Doctor Who Experience in London, there was a guy there who used a wheelchair. As his friend pushed him up the ramp to the TARDIS set and his eyes lit up, I thought, you know, we should really have a disabled companion someday. It's only reasonable.

Good on you for pointing out the problematic disabled villains in recent seasons. It's been bothering me.
theleaveswant: text: "they took me from my home, tied me up, beat me. it was awesome. I can give you their card if you want" (it was awesome)

[personal profile] theleaveswant 2012-05-29 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Spreading the word about that theatre project to my social networks. Thank you for introducing me to the collective!
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[personal profile] woldy 2012-06-10 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for pimping Lashings of Ginger Beer Time - it sounds excellent!