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Ramps on the Moon Director for Change, Michèle Taylor, awarded MBE

Michèle Taylor, Director for Change, Ramps on the Moon, is appointed MBE for services to Theatre and People with Disabilities as part of the New Year’s Honours list and has released the following statement:

“I am delighted to accept this award for services to Theatre and People with Disabilities. 

Like any award, this honour is about the work of a whole team: it is a privilege to be Director for Change at Ramps on the Moon, working with consortium partners to make meaningful change so that disabled people can take our place in the mainstream theatre industry. Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive at The New Wolsey Theatre, has been a particularly important ally to disabled people working in theatre; without her, Ramps on the Moon would never even have happened and it has been a real pleasure to work alongside her in this endeavour.

I have been delivering training and giving advice to cultural organisations for more than 30 years. My work has always been about making disabled people more visible across our cultural industries, demystifying disability equality and debunking the myths around making the necessary changes. It has been exciting to see that work amplified and platformed in new ways since we set up Ramps on the Moon in 2015, with thanks to the support of the Arts Council. 

Ableism is being challenged in the theatre industry and our wider cultural sector like never before, but if the last two years have shown us anything, it is that the place of disabled and deaf people is precarious; we cannot rest in this work.

I see this award as a celebration of what disabled and deaf people have achieved in fighting ableism, and an acknowledgement of the importance of continuing to work for equality in order to enrich our cultural landscape.”

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