Slam poem launched for Queensland disability week

A slam poem, Respect, has been released for Queensland disability week that describes the daily frustrations of those with speech impediments.

Respect requires everyone to rethink, rewire and reset

Launched in line with Queensland’s Disability Action week, the slam poem ‘Respect’ addresses the daily frustrations people with speech impairments experience.

‘Respect’ is the second content video created by Khemistry for the Department of Communities’ Everybody has a role to play campaign, which aims to give people with disability equal opportunities.

Khemistry Creative Director Lindsay Thompson said: “We asked the Department’s social communities to share their stories of living with disability with us. People told us that they get patted on the head and congratulated simply for getting up in the morning, which is absolutely ridiculous.”

Following on from the success of the campaign’s first video, ‘The No Pile’, Khemistry again partnered with indelabilityarts to develop the work.

“It just made sense to continue working with indelabilityarts. They are a terrific group, and are hugely talented and professional,” he said.

“The first content video was a light-hearted take on the frustrations people with disability experience when searching for employment. With this second piece, we really wanted to get people to stop and think about how they behave – or as Michel says in the video – rethink, rewire and reset.”

To view the slam poem, visit: http://www.khemistry.com.au/blog/when-slam-poetry-gives-you-goosebumps

Creative Director: Lindsay Thompson

Music composition: Dave Gaylard

Director: Phil Halstrom

Producer: Bec Dakin

Account Director: Sarah Ferguson

Indel-Ability Artist: Michel Labosse

From the organisation’s media release


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