Dandy on the Demands Handicapped Musicians Face

Dandy, a Shropshire-based alternative pop performer, has every right to be enraged. She claims that an abusive relationship in her early twenties rendered her impotent, while the deaths of thousands of fellow handicapped people as a result of the benefits system has filled her with anguish and hatred. “When she’s at the assessment / She […]

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The Slits’ Voice for Female Inmates

To be honest, it was a bit of a “pinch me” moment. I sat in the Typical Girls practice room earlier this month, seeing our amazing company perform the Slits’ songs to Tessa Pollitt, a founding member of the band. Never in my wildest thoughts could I have dreamed we would reach to this stage […]

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