Wendy Univer (she/her) is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and nonprofit communications consultant. A native Philadelphian, she has deep interests in arts and culture, education, social justice, and nonviolence. Wendy is currently researching the intersection of disability and the arts with a focus on access as its own art form. You can find more writing samples and information at WendyUniver.com. She posts on Instagram at @WUpics.
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Shoes, A Love Story reveals curator Jill Kearney’s special journey
Every shoe tells a story
ArtYard’s visionary founder Jill Kearney talks about her new exhibit that considers footwear as more than just a pair of shoes. Wendy Univer previews.
“Access artists” like Alice Sheppard, Natalie de Segonzac, and Carolyn Lazard ignite new languages in dance, theater, and visual art
“The access is the art”
Disabled artists like Alice Sheppard, Natalie de Segonzac, and Carolyn Lazard prove that access is its own art form, defying a deficit mentality and centering inclusion from the start in exhilarating new art forms. Wendy Univer explores.
“A responsibility to open the door”: how do we embrace disability on an institutional level?
What else can theater be?
Last month, writer Wendy Univer explored a cutting-edge cadre of artists whose work centers on inclusion from the ground up. Now, she speaks with institutional leaders about integrating and prioritizing disability inclusion.
This Terrible True Thing, by Jenny Laden
A visual look at the AIDS epidemic
Jenny Laden’s new young adult novel captures the AIDS epidemic, shock and isolation, and more through a 17-year-old’s voice and drawings in 1990s Philadelphia. Wendy Univer previews.