Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body.
Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we develop and present cutting-edge work where paradigms of "normal" and "sexy" are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities. We define disability broadly to include people with physical impairments, people who belong to a sensory minority, people with emotional disabilities, people with cognitive challenges, and those with chronic/severe illness. We understand the experience of disability to occur within any and all walks of life, with deeply felt connections to all communities impacted by the medicalization of their bodies, including trans, gender variant and intersex people, and others whose bodies do not conform to our culture(s)’ notions of “normal” or “functional.”
Watch our 2009 Annual Performance as we welcome you to our queendom/ kingdom/ queerdom /multi-bodied universe…
LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA
LEROY F. MOORE JR.
AURORA LEVINS MORALES
MARIA R. PALACIOS