Shivangi is a queer and disability activist. She works as an accessibility consultant, policy advisor, research facilitator and artist with a collective called Determined Art Movement (D.A.M.). From New Delhi, India, she loves travelling around for work, making silly forms of art, getting tattoos, doing witchy things and grafitti all over her room. Her chosen family consists of her cat Mia and her partner Nikita who is neurodivergent, trans and a super witch!
Her art practice involves writing, creating zines, painting on big canvas, walls or unique surfaces like her prosthetic shoes and making a mess! She didn't grow up with art around her except in her own imagination. She didn't study or learn it either. Art came to her from a place of desperation, survival, wanting to be heard and wanting to be in community. She is constantly growing and learning as an artist. She believes that art and art tools should be accessible and affordable specifically for underrepresented and marginalized communities. She likes to use the various forms of art for social justice, collective organising, live documentation of political narratives and radical thoughts.