Produced with support from Arcola Participation

an oral history & collaborative storytelling project

Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation. Those of us who are disabled, queer, kinky, sex workers, survivors. Much political action (of all kinds) comes from the power of survival. 

Resilient and resisting stems from my personal experience of these brutal years of austerity. Feeling incredibly isolated, I sought to place those experiences in their political context. I became aware that I was not alone, many others were experiencing stigma and resisting their conditions. Complex stories of overlapping struggles that often go untold, or when others write about us, are sensationalised and sanitised.

The objective is to build a constellation of material which shows commonalities and gaps, a resource where strength and visibility can lessen isolation. Where there is a possibility to gain a better understanding of both what connects and divides us. A space for stories, D.I.Y. history training, and access to museums and archives where historical accounts of similar struggles are kept.

~ Jet Moon

Stories of Resistance

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Stories

Stories from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation: those of us who are disabled, queer, kinky, sex workers, survivors. Many of us are resisting, resilient. Much political action (of all kinds) comes from the power of survival.

What we do

Heritage

The heritage of stigma and social change: while experiencing a loss of legal protections, cuts to services, and a rise in targeted violence, we also have a rich social and cultural heritage and history of activism and community building.

Training

Training in techniques for collecting oral histories & personal stories to document them on our own terms and political context. Broadening understanding, building links between groups, providing access to historical material, bringing this heritage into archives and museums.

 

Call For Participation

Over the next 10 months, ‘Resilient and Resisting’ will be holding a number of events, workshops, group discussions, and investigative visits to archives.

If you have lived experience at any intersection of: queer, kink, sex work, survivorship, or disability, you are welcome to make a submission, contribute to a discussion, or be part of a visit.

Our Blog

Welcome

The stories that will appear here over the next months often speak about invisible lives and work. So it has been with the process of preparation: long months of research, working within the limits of illness, finding ways to begin. In forming the first networks of...

Call for Participation

Over the next 10 months, ‘Resilient and Resisting’ will be holding a number of events, workshops, group discussions, and investigative visits to archives. If you have lived experience at any intersection of: queer, kink, sex work, survivorship, or disability, you are...

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