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moira williams

Brooklyn, NY

moira is a disabled indigenous artist, cross-disability cultural activist and access doula; weaving environmental justice together with disability justice. moira believes in access as art and “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 work with water focuses on “access intimacy” and water intimacy as ways forward to accessible NYC waterfronts led to extended Comprehensive Waterfront Plan comment deadlines to support NYC’s cross-disability communities' comments, an accessible public bathroom and an online and in-person Disability Cabaret on an accessible boat. They recently received a Santa Fe Arts Institute REVOLUTION, Blue Mountain Center Harriet Barlow Residency, Disability + DANCE NYC Social Justice Fellowships and a U.S. Artists Disability Futures Fund grant. moira’s work has been at Landscape Research UK, ARos Museum Denmark, and MoMA PS1 to name a few. They curated TALK BACK at Flux Factory with Lexy Ho-Tai; the first NYC exhibition and convening centering cross-disability artists and activists, cited in The New York Times. moira is a Leonardo Crip Tech Incubator Fellow.”