What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?
October 3, 2016 - Melissa Addison Webster
When working with an oppressed group, have you ever asked yourself, “What does it mean to be an Ally?” Throughout my life as a Queer woman with disabilities, I have experienced many situations of tokenism, and even objectification. This has been within activist circles, but it has also been extremely prevalent in the arts world. I have seen it with some of Canada’s foremost theatre and dance professionals. Ranging from pity to outright objectification, the Integrated Arts movement has not gained the respect it rightfully deserves.