malady mag Residency

malady mag and Friends


13:00-15:00: Human Library.
Unticketed drop-in event

15:00-16:00: Inclusion Conversation.
Free ticketed event. BOOK NOW

No silence please!

malady mag is an online and print magazine about chronic pain, illness and disability. Falling somewhere between journalism, art and activism, malady mag aims to normalise the inclusion of disabled people in cultural conversations.

malady mag are taking up a residency in The Gut which will bring their printed pages to life. Re-imagining The Gut as a human library, the malady mag community will invite visitors to take out ‘books’ in which they’ll find personal and critical perspectives on lived experiences of disability. There’s a twist: the books are people with stories to share, and at 3pm we’ll come together for an inclusive conversation that will immediately be archived in malady mag: zine #1.

Image credit: Charlie Fitz by Oscar Vinter

About the contributor(s) 

Ella Milburn is the editor of malady mag and producer of the malady mag Residency and Zine. She writes for the Independent, Vice UK, Open Democracy and Responsible Investor.

Kym Oliver is one half of The Triple Cripples, a YouTube show, podcast and platform for Women, Femmes and Non-Binary People of Colour living with disability. As part of the Triple Cripples, Kym gives airtime to the intersections between disability and various aspects of society, including race, gender, sex and relationships, gym/fitness, and the language used around disability.

Jamie Hale is a part-human part-cyborg poet and essayist, narrating the agency and urgency of living a disabled person in the world. With survival dependent on tubes and machines, they explore intimate connections between body, nature, medicine, and the frail biosphere. They have recently performed at venues including the Barbican Centre, Tate Modern, Saboteur Awards and Trans Creative Arts Festival, and have had writing published in Poetry Quarterly, Unite Magazine, and the Guardian. They were one of the 2018 London Writers Awardees for Poetry and their solo poetry show NOT DYING debuts in the Pit at the Barbican.

Lydia Wilkins is a freelance, NCTJ Qualified journalist with bylines in The Independent, Readers Digest, and Debut Careers. She was also previously a columnist for The Mid Sussex Times. Two months shy of her sixteenth birthday in 2015, Lydia was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, which she documents via her blog, She specialises in long-form interviews and features.  Her heroes are Sir Harold Evans and Jacqueline Kennedy.