Rebecca W Morris
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Rebecca W Morris

Copywriter & Podcaster for AccessibilityGlasgow, United Kingdom
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Rebecca W Morris

Copywriter & Podcaster for AccessibilityGlasgow, United Kingdom
About me
I specialise in accessible writing, amplifying voices and making disability-conscious copy. Teaching English as a second language means that I write clearly, avoiding jargon and untranslatable idioms. I copy-edit subtitles for documentaries in foreign languages, ensuring that the English translation sounds native, and flows well. I write about art, music, mental health, and disability for blogs and online publications. I also publish the monthly newsletter, I Don’t Give a Spoon, about art and disability, drawing from my own experiences and interviewing disabled artists challenging norms. I am Editor-in-Chief and contributor to Those Who Were Dancing, a publication about music and its roots. One of my greatest interests is collective singing and the history of political folk music. As well as writing about it, I ran a choir for many years, and in my spare time sing, play guitar and study the wonderfully complicated art of flamenco. I am a Voice Over artist for documentaries, as well as a film and podcast-maker. I will be launching a podcast for introverted creative folks in March 2022. My expertise in arts and disability comes after 10 years working in the theatre industry as a director, performer, multidisciplinary artist and creative mentor for young people with additional needs.
Projects
  • Reinventing Leadership and Hierarchies Through Singing
    Reinventing Leadership and Hierarchies Through SingingI wrote about leadership and disability based on what I learnt running a political choir in London, published by Disability Arts online: https://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/reinventing-leadership-and-hierarchies-through-singing/
  • Delirious Dancing: the Diabolical Discipline of Flamenco Bulerías
    Delirious Dancing: the Diabolical Discipline of Flamenco BuleríasMy publication, Those Who Were Dancing, is run in collaboration with artist, writer and anthropologist, Lydia Beardmore. It is a labour of love, strife, a careful sorting through of music archive, culture and history to get to the gems that lie beneath, connecting ideas that perhaps hadn't been considered before. This is my latest -- about the secrets, frustrations and elations of the world of flamenco, in a small town in the south of Spain. Follow our publication if you enjoy it -- we apprec
  • Are We Reducing Each Other to Personality Types?
    Are We Reducing Each Other to Personality Types?I muse on this topic, as well as being a creative introvert in this month's I Don't Give a Spoon newsletter. If you like what you read, subscribe! I'd love to hear your thoughts about this month's topic. https://idontgiveaspoon.substack.com/p/are-we-reducing-each-other-to-personality?s=w
  • "Learning to Love Record Shops - From the 90s 'til Now" by Lydia Beardmore
    "Learning to Love Record Shops - From the 90s 'til Now" by Lydia BeardmoreI am editor-in-chief for Those Who Were Dancing, a publication about music anthrolopology and roots. This is a personal and intriguing meditation on record shops - how they can be inclusive spaces, not for gatekeeping music. If you want to read more cultural, anthropological and personal essays on music, follow us on Medium, Those Who Were Dancing: https://medium.com/those-who-were-dancing/learning-to-love-record-stores-from-the-90s-till-now-82c05e5f2808. https://medium.com/those-who-were-d
  • Reviving Music Traditions through Electronic Sound
    Reviving Music Traditions through Electronic SoundMy latest article for Those Who Were Dancing is about traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and Andalusia, and how it's been reinvented through rave, techno and raggaeton. Give us a follow on Medium! https://medium.com/those-who-were-dancing/reviving-music-traditions-through-electronic-sound-10869d3760be
  • 'What's Love Got to Do with It?' -- I Don't Give a Spoon newsletter
    'What's Love Got to Do with It?' -- I Don't Give a Spoon newsletterThis month I felt that we could all do with a dose of love. I certainly did. This month's newsletter talks about coping with chronic illness and disability through a loving practice, taking a deep dive into Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving and bell hooks' All About Love. I really hope you enjoy it and if you do, please subscribe and support me by sharing. Thank you. https://idontgiveaspoon.substack.com/p/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it?r=horbd
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Projects credited in
  • LayFullstop On Marriage, Faith and Music (Now on YouTube)
    LayFullstop On Marriage, Faith and Music (Now on YouTube)Birmingham-born and Manchester-based musician LayFullstop sat down with INTHEWRITERSMIND for an honest conversation ahead of the release of her new music. In this all-new interview, she reflects on the creative direction of her music videos, marriage and why her music journey is driven by faith. Watch the full video now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAl2eNT6SuM Credits: Filmed by: Razeena Khan Nasra Hassan Chard Adio Daniella Ekundayo Set Design by: Katherine Messies Subtitled
  • Stories of Accessibility and Inclusion in the Workplace
    Stories of Accessibility and Inclusion in the Workplace'Why professionalism in the workplace is ableist' by writer Rebecca W Morris, joins a growing collection of articles we are curating from disabled, chronically and mentally ill people who experience ableism, setbacks and exclusion in the workplace due to their condition. We are opening up the space for more conversations about disability in the workplace, for both employees and employers alike, to take part in much needed development and understanding in this area. You can read Rebecca's art
Work history
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    SubtitlerINTHEWRITERSMIND
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Subtitling media content for INTHEWRITERSMIND and advising about accessibility across investigative journalism and visual storytelling.
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    CopywriterKnow Copywriting
    SpainFreelance
    I have launched my own company as a copywriter. My clients are health professionals and artists. I specialise in writing copy about the arts, culture, mental health and global justice, reflecting my own background as an artist, theatre director and activist.
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Skills
  • Film Editing
  • Filmmaking
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Brochure Copywriting
  • Creative Copywriting
  • Digital Copywriting
  • Film Direction
Education
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    MastersCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    My Masters was in Performance, Design and Practice. As part of this part time, 2 years Masters we collaborated to create multi-disciplinary theatre performances on European residencies; one in Italy and the other in Spain. It was here I began to become more interested in filmmaking, although I had previously made films that I incorporated into my theatre work. I was very interested in Jerez de la Frontera, the small city in Andalusia that we worked in for 3 months to make a collaborative theatre piece. I later returned there to do my own solo residency in my second year, making a film about the international flamenco community I got to know there.
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Glasgow
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    I did a joint honours English Literature and Theatre Studies degree, achieving a 2.1. It was here I began to develop my artistic and theatrical practice.
Awards
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Vice Chancellors AwardUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    I won an award which paid for 50% of my fees for my Masters at Central Saint Martins.
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    Talent Development FundCreative Scotland
    I won funding to pay my wage whilst working as an assistant director with Vanishing Point theatre.