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AofA People: Mat Fraser – Actor, Writer, Musician

3 mn read Mat Fraser is a disabled actor, writer, and musician, who’s been in American Horror Story: Freak Show, His Dark Materials, Silent Witness, and played Richard III on stage in 2017. His writing has been sometimes awarded, and recently, published. His solo show “Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in a Box”, won the UK’s Observer […]

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AofA People: Mychael Owen – Brand Builder

4 mn read “Mychael Owen has built 10 brands of his own and has advised some of the world’s biggest brands – at board level – how to build theirs. In his late 40’s, Mychael ‘wiped the slate clean’ and closed all his businesses to pursue what he felt he was born to. These days, Mychael ‘Builds Braver […]

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AofA People – 5 Rhythms Teacher, Nikki Ashley

3 mn read Nikki Ashley has been dancing and studying 5Rhythms for 12 years. She trained to teach in 2014 with Jonathan Horan, son of founder Gabrielle Roth. Nikki comes from a background in theatre; traditional, educational and participatory. Nikki has worked with dancing Tao for 10 years, helping to shape it into a Community Interest Company, she also […]

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AofA People – Matthew Caley – Poet

6 mn read Since his debut – Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] – was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best 1st Collection, Matthew Caley has published four more collections – the last three from Bloodaxe – and read everywhere from Novi Sad, Serbia to The Globe Theatre, London; from Prague’s Alchemy to Wayne-Holloway Smith’s living room. He’s recently taught Contemporary Poetry /Creative […]

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AofA People: Hanja Kochansky – Writer

3 mn read A refugee during the Second World War to Italy, in 1948 Hanja Kochansky went to Johannesburg as an emigrant. In 1966 she played one of Elizabeth Taylor’s handmaidens in the film Cleopatra. In 1972 her book Women’s Sexual Fantasies was published by Ace Books in New York and became a best-seller. She is currently writing […]

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AofA People: Kathy Keefe – Artist

3 mn read Kathy Keefe, 63, is a wildly wonderful artist who lives in Kent and can be found often on Colour Walks in London. She makes hats, paints and makes incredible dolls. She also is the carer for her profoundly deaf husband, Derek. How old are you?  63 Where do you live? I live in a small […]

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AofA People: Susan Latchford

4 mn read Susan Latchford, 54, is unemployed in the conventional sense and brimming with ideas around the written word. Age (in years) 55 Where do you live? Chigwell Row, Essex, England What do you do? Right at this moment, I’m unemployed in the conventional sense I’ve been yearning for something but have never been able to find […]

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