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- Jamie is in front of a background resembling Monet's Waterlillies, a muted blend of colours. They are wearing a green jumper, and have dark red hair and a red goatee. Their glasses have brown frames. Their head rests on a wheelchair headrest, and they have a tube going into one nostril.
- Jamie Hale
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- I am a poet, journalist and essayist based in London, UK, with work exploring the embodied experiences of illness and disability, as well as political themes arising from those interests. As a queer trans person, a non-ambulatory wheelchair user, and someone experiencing progressive disability, neurodivergence and mental illness, I have a broad spectrum of personal experience.
I have had journalism published by the Guardian, the Wellcome Collection, and Unite Magazine, and have been interviewed for numerous publications, including Disability Arts Online, and the Stage. I have written extensively on public transport, assisted suicide, social care, and the 'disabled experience', as well as other themes. I am writing a guide to social care with Muscular Dystrophy UK, and have completed a guide for adjusting to disability, which will be available free in late 2019. I write extensively on health and social care, adaptive technology, product reviews, and studenthood for my own website.
I have written poetry for publications including the Rialto, Malady Mag, and Poetry Quarterly, and have performed it in venues including the Barbican Centre, the Tate Modern, and the Lyric Theatre. I have a solo poetry show, NOT DYING, and theatrical curatorial experience. I won the London Writers' Awards for Poetry 2018, and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Compton Fellowships 2019.
I also have media experience, speaking to Sky News on disabled peoples' opposition to assisted suicide, amongst other appearances, and am an experienced public speaker, speaking at the Barbican Centre, the Science Gallery, and Platform Southwark.
- Medicine, Theatre, Poetry, Politics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Food, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality, Technology, Travel
- Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Reported Features, Investigative Journalism, Enterprise Features, Essays, Criticism, Copyediting, Editing, Sensitivity Reading, Radio Appearances, Television Appearances, Podcast Appearances
- Additional Credentials
- [studying for] MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health