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The Monthlies; Project Naked by Hannah Mackay Tait

For five years, Project Naked has been running a blog (projectnaked.org) sharing stories from women and non-binary people about their experiences with their bodies. We wanted to change the conversation around bodies and give voice to people’s diverse experiences of their bodies – not just to promote body positivity, but to listen and to encourage open expression of people’s true thoughts and feelings about the bodies they inhabit. Read more

Inclusion Scotland press release: Scottish disabled people call for human rights to be met

In advance of a United Nations Committee’s examination of the UK Government’s record on meeting disabled people’s human rights, a new report maps the many ways in which those rights have not been met. Compiled from the views of disabled people themselves, the report reveals the devastating impact of the UK Government’s austerity agenda and demonstrates the need for Scottish Government to take urgent action to implement its human rights pledges. Read more

Leith Lives: The Country Within The Country

Having spent a good part of my life in the very heart of Leith, I have watched the place change over time. Of all things Leith has is soul. It is the country within the country having a long and distinguished history of trade and commerce with all parts of the world.  Before oysters and claret were the trappings of the wealthy, these were eaten and shared in the everyday lives of the workers of Leith. Read more

Art Exhibition: Collective Amnesia by Aileen A Paton

This exhibition, which sees its launch on Saturday 22 October 2016 in Gallery Two at Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, affords an opportunity for the public to see some truly unique artwork.

The artist, Aileen A. Paton, transforms yesterday’s newspapers into remarkable paintings which are on a huge scale: indeed, as well as including framed pieces measuring six feet by four feet, the show features two works covering entire walls eighteen feet, and fifteen feet wide, respectively. The “wow factor” when you enter the gallery has to be experienced by the individual visiting the gallery – words cannot do justice to the impact of seeing this for the first time. Read more

Call For People Who Know About Depression: Tortoise In A Shell

We are looking for people to help us create the show we are looking to connect with experts, people who have lived with depression and people who might have supported another person who is living with depression. We would like to share the piece with a small group throughout the process – helping to shape the story and the show to ensure it remains truthful to people’s experience of depression and resonates with people who may be experiencing similar situations. Read more

An Intelligent Way of Working: People Know How by Alex Dunedin

Ive been working with Glenn Liddall and People Know How for a little over a year now, and I have been impressed at the way he, and they, are working.  When Glenn approached me originally with ideas for collaboration and a new way of working towards goals which made a positive difference to various stakeholders (rather than a single group), I was interested to see what he meant and what the realities were.

Glenn was speaking about an integrated way of working which identified and valued the qualities which people have, and then taking them into a setting whereby they developed skills around a real life framework to tackle various socially pertinent issues.

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