Martha Freeman (1958-2002)
Always With You, a book-length memoir chronicling more than five decades of policy and social responses to developmental disabilities through an intimate portrait of the impact of my sister’s institutionalization on my sister, my family, and me. Forthcoming 2019 from UBC Press.
Birds Make Me Think About Freedom, a multidisciplinary performance work about the institutionalization and de-institutionalization of people labelled with intellectual disabilities, with Sol Express. Toronto Fringe Festival, July 6 to 15, 2018. Project Co-Lead, with Cheryl Zinyk. Lead Artist.
Listen to My Story: A Workshop for People Supporting Institutional Survivors, L’Arche Toronto, May 11, 2018. Panelist. Organized by Madeline Burghardt. Funded by Investing in Justice, the Institutional Survivors’ Strategic Investment Fund, and by l’Arche Toronto.
“Martha Matters: Surviving My Sister’s Institutionalization,” my section of a joint article called “ Unheard Voices: Siblings Share About Institutionalization,” with Marilyn Dolmage, Colleen Orrick, and Madeline Burghardt, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies special issue on Institutional Survivorship, Spring 2017.
“Martha Matters: Surviving My Sister’s Institutionalization,” Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, Calgary, May 28, 2016.
Panelist, “Narratives of Separation: Siblings Share About Institutionalization,” Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, Ottawa, June 2, 2015.