In their third semester work for VCFA’s MFA in Visual Art program, Leah Byck explored multiple facets of disability justice. During their third semester, they worked on a film about hidden disabilities and mental illness, performed a drag show about mental illness, and created a series of paintings about disabilities.
Byck says of the multifaceted work: “My focus this semester is on disability justice, but this topic also relates to any social justice movement. My work is overall about social justice and intersectional subject matter. Once an individual starts talking about disability justice, one will also talk about racial justice, gender, sexuality, white supremacy, patriarchy, and colonialism.”