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Jessi Parrot

Jessi Parrot

Dr Jessi Parrott (they/them) is a non-binary, queer, disabled and neurodivergent performer, creative and researcher. A wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy, they completed their PhD (which focussed on disability casting as an employment issue in UK theatre and television) at the University of Warwick in 2019. Since then, they have worked freelance, balancing creative practice with research, training and consultancy projects in the arts. All their work centres on equity and inclusion for marginalised groups. As a (current) Londoner with South African and Canadian heritage who has moved a lot throughout their life, they are somewhat culturally confused – but they are also passionate about understanding, learning from, and platforming a plurality of national and sociopolitical perspectives. As their first introduction to the arts was through the medium of integrated dance workshops as a young child, they are honoured to be part of the dialogues in this network.

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