Patty Berne

Patty Berne is a co-founder of Sins Invalid and a radical crip artist/activist centering queer people of color with disabilities within intersectionality and Disability activism. 

Patty: “You know it’s kind of ridiculous but I do think that oftentimes people with disabilities are seen as The Other and Disability is seen as an individual tragedy. It’s not. Disability is a way of being. It is an art. It’s a craft. What is oppressive are when systems — human systems, social systems, political systems — are organized to create violence against us, to marginalize us. I am not oppressed by my body.”

Created with energetic marks from muted color pencils, a woman with long dark hair, wearing grass green pants smiles from her power wheelchair, and raises her left hand.
Patty Berne by Scott Kenney, color pencils, 9 x 12 inches, 2019

IMAGE: Created with energetic marks from muted color pencils, a woman with long dark hair, wearing grass green pants smiles from her power wheelchair, and raises her left hand.

Scott Kenney from Artful Steps is a meticulous artist whose intricate renderings are popular with patrons. Scott has many interests and his subject matter varies from animals to cityscapes.