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Jax Jacki Brown

Image: Jax, is white and in her mid 30s. She sits in her black manual wheelchair against a brick wall. Her hair is bright red on top styled into a red spike and dark brown sides. She is wearing glasses and smiling at the camera. She is wearing a maroon shirt with tiny white flamingos on it, and a bowtie in the shape of a moustache, with light green jeans, black Doc Martin boots with rainbow laces. 

Contact Jax: jaxjackibrown at gmail.com

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability & LGBTIQ rights activist, writer and performer whose work has been described as provocative, political and humorous and provides a powerful insight into the reasons why society needs to change, rather than people with disabilities.

Jax is a previous producer of Quippings: Disability Unleashed, a queer disability performance troupe based in Melbourne, Australia. Quippings is disability led — all members (including those in leadership roles) have disabilities. All work is written and performed by the artists themselves. Jax was part of Quippings Midsumma Festival shows for the last three years and in I Am That Woman Melbourne Fringe Festival show in 2015, and in a show at the Malthouse in June 2017.  

Jax’s poetic work has featured on Radio National, Triple R, 3CR and Joy FM. She was a feature poet at House of Bricks and has performed at many open mic events including The Hare Hole, The Dan Poets at The Dan O’Connell and West Word Poetry. Her written work has been published on websites such as Junkee, Daily Life, The Feminist Observer, Writers Victoria, ABC’s Ramp Up and in print for Archer Magazine: The Australian Journal for Sexual Diversity, Queer Disability Anthology (2015) and Doing It: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex (2016). 

You can find Jax at her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @jaxjackibrown

See and hear Jax at:

Quippings Midsumma Festival Show 2016 (video with captions)

Quippings Disability Unleashed 2014 (video with captions)

Soundproof, ABC: I wanna go down (poem audio and transcript)

Jax is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent)

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