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AuthorGeorgie Steel

Author Archive: Georgie Steel

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April 16, 2018

“Invisible City”, a piece of sculpture situated on Lambton Quay, has two aluminium walls with giant, raised braille dots that contain a hidden message. Created by Anton Parsons in collaboration with author Peter Beatson, the poem written in braille is an epitaph for death of Beatson’s guide dog, and the momentous adjustment that is returning […]

May 29, 2017

Disability, Class, Race, Sexuality, and Gender The links between disability, class, race, sexuality, and gender are multifaceted and complex; a huge Venn diagram of complicated and sometimes conflicting issues that are unable to be separated by clear lines. The research, diagnosis, treatment, and classification of disability and illness has historically been framed within the context […]

April 3, 2017

My name is Georgie, I’m the current president of CanDo, and I’m blind. Blind in the sense (hah) that I have 10% of the vision of a fully sighted person. Being a young blind person and having some usable sight seems to confuse people, and they temporarily lose the ability to think before they speak. […]