Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham
I am researching the representation of disability in contemporary fairy tale retellings by examining the changes, alterations and erasures made to disables characters. I am particularly interested in when ableist tropes or plotlines are still used in a contemporary retelling but are altered to serve a different function to earlier versions of the tale.
Light Perception, Wild Pressed Books, 2019
I Left the Room Burning, Wild Pressed Books, 2021.
The Earth is a Bookcase, Black Pear Press, 2021.
Catching Sight, Blanket Sea Press, 2021.
I Chase Lightning, Black Pear Press, 2022.
In February 2022, I started a website called Disabled Tales. This is a place for disabled people to share their connections, thoughts and pet-peeves surrounding the representation of disability in fairy tales and folklore. It accepts thoughts, essays, articles, anecdotes, poems and fiction. By accepting formal and informal styles of writing, I hope to encourage as many people as possible to join in the discussion!
Disabled Tales is on twitter: @DisabledTales