Click the player to hear Sandra discuss arts access, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull. Transcript available.
Sandra is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.
A film by Sandra and Ania Urbanowska
Sandra on Lunar Poetry Podcasts
Sandra is co-editor, with Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, of the anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017). Comma Press recently published Sandra's short stories in two anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. Sandra's live short story with film, Equivalence, was featured on the big screen/stage at Edinburgh Filmhouse in November 2017.
Besides writing stories and poetry, Sandra directs short documentaries and experimental poetry films. In 2016-17, Sandra was commissioned to co-create five new short documentaries and a curated playlist as part of Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project, in collaboration with Lisa Mattocks and SICK! Festival. She also co-made four short films (three in BSL) with Ania Urbanowska.
New short stories forthcoming!
1. The Mirror in the Mirror, a new writers' anthology from Manchester's Comma Press. April 2018.
2. Sandra and Leone Ross were commissioned by British Council to write stories, along with other UK and Turkish writers. Illustrated and translated to Turkish. Launching online March 2018; text and audio versions.
BFI Flare film programme!
Sandra has curated BFI Flare's first widely-accessible programme, featuring films by LGBTQ+ disabled, neurodiverse, chronically ill and/or D/deaf artists.
Click the player to watch a poem by Deaf poet,
Donna Williams, in British Sign Language.
Captioned; version with audio available at link.