Storytelling a powerful act

Photo of Jax Jacki Brown. She has short red hair, is using a wheelchair, and wearing a dark pink short and jeans. Photo: Breeana Dunbar.
Jax Jacki Brown. Photo: Breeana Dunbar
17 September 2018
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Jax Jacki Brown

"For those of us who have been disadvantaged or ‘othered’, telling our story and writing it down can be an immensely powerful act," says writer and disability activist Jax Jacki Brown. "It can nurture our resilience and pride in ourselves and connect us to others."

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTIQ rights activist, writer and public speaker. Jax holds a BA in Cultural Studies and Communication where she examined the intersections between disability and LGBTI identities and their respective rights movements. She has written for 'Junkee', 'Daily Life', 'The Feminist Observer', Writers Victoria, ABC’s 'Ramp Up', 'Hot Chicks with Big Brains', and 'Archer Magazine: The Australian Journal for Sexual Diversity'. Jax is published in the following anthologies: 'Queer Disability Anthology' (2015), 'Doing It' (2016), 'Queer Stories (2018) and 'Kindred: A queer YA anthology' to be released in 2019 by Walker Books.

A photo of Jax Jacki Brown with the following text: For those of us who have been disadvantaged or ‘othered’, telling our story and writing it down can be an immensely powerful act. It can nurture our resilience and pride in ourselves and connect us to others. Photo: Catherine McElhone

 

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