Louise Holden on local radio show

Louise Holden recently spoke to Resonance FM about Inclusion London’s Hate Crime Partnership Project and chose 3 of her favourite songs by Disabled women artists

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) hosted a special program on Disabled women and how music fires us up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. Louise Holden from Inclusion London joined her to talk about our Disability Hate Crime Project and presented her selection of three songs by Disabled women artists. The songs Louise chose were:

  • All Be Happy; A Gothic Autism Story – Donna Williams is autistic and darn proud of it. Artistic ability exudes from her pores. Donna’s ground-breaking books Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere were among the first attempts by autistic people to put words to their own experience. She’s also an accomplished artists and teacher.
  • Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor rose to fame in the late ’80s and early ’90s, due in part to her hit single “Nothing Compares 2 U”. But fame isn’t everything and O’Connor was plagued with thoughts of suicide. After several therapists and hospital visits she was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In a 2007 interview she described her illness as a gaping hole in the center of her being.
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie plays the Cadenza to Concerto for Percussion by Joseph Schwantner. Triple Grammy Award winner, Dame Evelyn Glennie lives with profound deafness. She is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. 

You can hear the full radio program here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/smashing-records-6th-march-2019/