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Melissa Mostyn is a writer, blogger, arts practitioner and mum-of-two. 'My grand passion is freedom of creative expression and it is this that drives my diverse love of the arts and media, taking in visual art, theatre, film, journalism, books and TV.' She often explores themes of communication, disability/deafness and human relationships in her work.

Melissa Mostyn gets a few words of advice, while her muse becomes disabled

6 July 2010

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Daryl Jackson as Luc in Game of Life, directed by Nick Sturley

I cannot help but laugh at the irony of what I am about to write. Isobel, my muse, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It is a peculiar twist of fate that the main source of inspiration for my project – and the biggest impetus for a DAO blog – should herself be disabled. Suddenly the term ‘deaf and disabled’ takes on a whole new spin. That is not to say, of course, that the film concept is invalid. (Basically, it’s an experimental drama that contrasts two...

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