Bodies of Work, University of Illinois at Chicago


Bodies of Work is a network of artists and organizations whose art illuminates the disability experience.

From the local to the international, our “bodies of work” explore innovative forms of artistic expression, derived from unique bodies and minds, that explore the disability experience, advance the rights of disabled people, and widen society's understanding of what it means to be human.

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live." Neil Marcus, Poet



Thumbnail Headshot of Tekki Lomnicki

June 5, 2015

The Devil's Advocates
Sparkling wit and audacious humor with two of the disability community’s most celebrated storytellers, Tekki Lomnicki and Mike Ervin

Head shot of Laura Hugg

May 15, 2015

An Evening of Comedy and Live Music
Join us for an entertaining evening of music and comedy with two renowned Chicago comedians and live music

April 24, 2015

Disability and Sexuality: Everything you wanted to know about Disability and Sex but were afraid to ask...
Join us for an evening of frank and juicy talk about crip-sex as well as a crip-sex fair providing free goodies and important information

Photo of Bethany Stevens

April 23, 2015

Bethany Stevens, J.D., M.A. presents: Pushing Pleasure, Stripping Ableism and Embracing Cripsex
Join us for an engaging talk with Bethany Stevens discussing disabled people advocating for pleasure as a political act against ableism

Green crocheted uterus

April 23, 2015

Workshop: Uteri Clit-chat
Join us for a hands-on creative workshop and share your stories about reproduction, sexuality and the body