This blog documents conversations about expressive arts inclusion with Seattle-based humans.  Below are links to extended narratives about the humans who had the time and willingness to be interviewed.  There's also a videoslides giving a quick synopsis of the projectItems for future research (compiled from the narratives) are provided as potential resources.   I'd love to be able to include your voice!

For almost three decades, Beverly Naidus' art practice has intertwined the roles of activist, educator, writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her mediums have ranged from interactive, site-specific installations to digitally rendered artist's books.

Santiago Crosby-Vega  is a capoeirista, bomba dancer, and teacher with a love for inclusivity.   

Artist, improviser, performer, community organizer, and self-described arts-wrangler, Vanessa DeWolf has been serving the Seattle arts scene for over 20 years.


Michael Dobbie  has left the building.

Bri D Firf is one of the creative forces behind Dance Camp Northwest  and Tuesday  Free-Forum in Fremont!  

Noam Paco Gaster is in the building that Michael left behind.

Joyce Liao is a dance-based artist currently living in Seattle. She is interested in exploring the relationship between dance, movement, text, sound, music, rhythms, emotions, sensations and stories.


Carl Peterson is a local disability justice activist and supported employment specialist.  He’s had a long and rich involvement with inclusive arts education, especially in the field of music.

billie rain  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.



ET Russian is a Seattle-based disability justice activist, author, artist, filmmaker, performer, educator, and healthcare provider.  Their recently published book, The Ring of Fire Anthology, exhibits a wide range of their deeply satisfying artwork and writing.


Mikol S. is a musician, Reikimaster, and improviser, with an infectious tale of “bumbling” into the participatory arts.