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Moira Williams is a disabled indigenous artist, disability cultural activist and dreamer weaving together cross-disability justice, gatherings, and arts of all kinds with eco-somatics and queer ecologies. moira believes in “access intimacy”* as an attitude beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their often co-creative work leads with disability, approaching culture as something we actively shape together. Moira’s ongoing work with water focuses on “access intimacy”* and water intimacy as ways forward to accessible NYC waterfronts, led to extended comment deadlines for NYC’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, an accessible public bathroom and an online and in-person Disability Cabaret on an accessible boat. They recently received Santa Fe Arts Institute REVOLUTION, Blue Mountain Center, Disability + DANCE NYC Social Justice Fellowships, a United States Artists Disability Futures Fund and Leonardo Crip Tech Incubator grants. Moira’s recent work has been at Works on Water Triennial, CUE Art Foundation, Landscape Research UK, Common Field, UniArts Helsinki, GROUNDWORKS UK, HET Hem Amsterdam and has appeared in Jacket2, A Field Guide to iLANDING and C Magazine. Moira is a member of REMOTE ACCESS PARTY collective and co-curated TALK BACK at Flux Factory with Lexy Ho-Tai. TALK BACK is the first NYC exhibition and convening centering an intersectional community of disabled artists and activists cited in The New York Times.
*“Access intimacy” is “that hard to describe feeling when someone ‘gets’ your access needs.” - Mia Mingus