Katie (Tom) Walters
Katie is an autistic and physically disabled interdisciplinary artist who makes work about their life as a queer cripple who can’t stop thinking about trees. They work across a range of forms, including poetry, performance, and visual art, and have a keen interest in exploring the complex relationships between disabled bodies and their environments.
Alongside musician Elle Chante, Katie created the stage show Seasick, an interdisciplinary work of poetry and music using the ocean as a central metaphor to tell a story of coming to terms with disabling chronic illness. A short form version of Seasick was shared at The Barbican Centre in 2019, and the full length version debuted at The Belgrade theatre in 2021. Their debut poetry collection, My Body is a Resource I am Willing to Expend, was published in 2022 by Burning Eye Books. They are currently working as a regular writer for the video game and audio drama Zombies, Run!
Katie is a co-founder of disability arts organisation Radical Body, where they work to improve access to careers in the arts for people who have difficulty leaving their homes.