The Victory Gardens Access Project presents an exciting new season of Crip Slam Sundays, a series of performances, readings, films and other events that promote, explore and celebrate disability culture.
Crip Slam Sundays kicks off with a free screening of Body and Soul, a true story about two life-long friends who live in Springfield, Illinois. Diana has Down Syndrome, but she drives, cooks, shops and has been Kathy's personal assistant for 35 years. Kathy is 61, has a degree in English, but is non-verbal, and was born with cerebral palsy. As the story unfolds, we learn about Kathy's loving childhood and Diana's abusive abandonment, their struggles with health and Medicare, their hopes and dreams to tell the world their story, and their plans for the future. Following the film is a discussion with Kathy, Diana and Alice Elliott, creator of Body and Soul.