The Northern Mirror is brought to you by:
The Red River Creatives Collective (RRCC) is a fluid, umbrella entity for the Northern MN and ND arts scene, operating out of the Fargo/Moorhead area. This is intended to be a community-driven organizing space focused on prioritizing and uplifting disenfranchised voices, and creating solidarity among creatives.
Through both print and online publication of The Northern Mirror we strive to create a platform for experimental and under-represented artists in all disciplines, as well as a way to disseminate information regarding community resources, and cultural and educational opportunities.
RRCC strives to be an unconventional, multi-disciplinary arts organization that does not conform to the status quo. Our work is the building up and promoting of creators without the oppressive and classist nature of institutions and mainstream arts sector. We aim for flexibility and the ability to adapt to our changing community needs.
Disability and Neurodivergence
in our Community
This issue also brought to you in part by
The FM Accommodations Crew
with funding made possible by Thečhíȟila Collective.
Neurodivergent and disabled people are part of our community and are often overlooked. This issue showcases art from neurodivergent and disabled community members. (We would appreciate it if all submissions were from neurodivergent and disabled artists on all subjects accepted, submissions are encouraged to be about the disabled or ND experience.)
Neurodivergence is the term for when someone’s brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.” Examples: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette’s, synesthesia, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and chronic mental health illnesses such as bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, dissociative disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Who are the FM Accommodations Crew?
We work to integrate accessibility and neurodivergence activism as part of the broader struggle against capitalism, oppression, and discrimination. We focus on educating the existing activism community, taking direct action to increase accessibility, and growing community with our disabled and neurodivergent comrades. We recognize that racism and capitalism are explicitly ableist, therefore we are anti-racist and anti-capitalist.
This theme is meant to be an inspirational guide with which contributors may base their submissions on. It is not meant to be a concrete thing to limit one’s work. Contributors are free to interpret the theme and incorporate it into their work at their own discretion.
Be a part of our collaboration: Red River Creatives Collective