Festival Program


Sexuality and Disability: The Intersection

Fri 6 Sep, 11.30am
SLV, North Rotunda

Too often conversations about sex fail to meaningfully address the important intersection between sexuality and disability. Erin Kyan, Creatrix Tiara and Jessica Walton discuss access to dating and romantic relationships, and ways to open up the paths moving forward. With Jordi Kerr.

This session is Auslan interpreted.

Update to previously advertised information: this event now takes place in State Library Victoria, North Rotunda.


1 hour

Session code


Available on Pass



Session Artists

Creatrix Tiara writes, produces, and performs work based around identity, liminality, and community, particularly through Tiara’s experiences as a queer immigrant gender-nonconforming femme of colour with mental health issues.

Jordi Kerr is a writer, a youth literature advocate, a gender rebel, and a #spoonie. Their short story ‘Sheer Fortune' is featured in the Meet Me at the Intersection anthology. Currently an LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice advocate, Jordi previously worked at the Centre for Youth Literature, helping young adults engage with books, stories, and writing.

Erin Kyan is a disabled, queer and trans writer, performer, and podcast producer based in Melbourne. He has been performing original spoken word for the past seven years, and is the driving force behind the award-nominated Love and Luck podcast.

Jessica Walton is the author of Introducing Teddy (2016) and 'Stars in Our Eyes', a short story about a disabled teen for YA anthology Meet Me at the Intersection (2018). Jess completed a 2017 Writers Victoria Writeability Fellowship focused on disability poetry, and co-wrote a disability-themed episode of comedy show Get Krack!n which aired in 2019.

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