An awesome feature poet and top-quality open mic at this month's Spoaken Word Lewes.
Ranting, rhyming and revolting my way through another year.
A four-day burst of guest slots at other people's gigs in the conglomeration of words and laughs that is the Edinburgh Free Fringe, August 2017.
Janine performed at the Saturday night Festival event, along with poets Tim Wells and the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson, followed by music from Peg Powler.
Janine performed at this annual celebration of International Women's Day. There were also excellent guest speakers, music and an exhibition.
Another year, another set of gigs ...
Real Opportunities Hackney is a new project to help identify work and volunteering opportunities for autistic people and people with learning disabilities in Hackney, launched in September 2016.
Janine was the guest speaker at the launch event.
Ranting on the Unplugged stage on Saturday evening, speaking about Autism in the Workplace on Sunday morning, then taking to the main stage an hour later.
Annual gathering of nearly 200 delegates from trade unions across the country and across industries to discuss and plan the fightback!
On Thursday 12 May, author Janine Booth and foreword-writer John McDonnell MP spoke at the launch event for 'Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination', with contributions from two autistic workers and a parent of an autistic worker. Around fifty people attended.
Photos by Esme Bradbury, mostly.
An image gallery of this year's ranting, rhyming and revolting.
On 11 October 2014, I was the guest speaker at the Disability Conference of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), held in Leeds. I addressed the conference about Autism in the Workplace, and got great feedback from delegates!
Tuesday 25 November 2014 was the annual, international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. RMT women held an event in London with speakers including a Kurdish campaigner, Unison women's committee chair, the International Transport Workers' Federation and the RMT National President. Around fifty people attended the event, and I was elased to be able to contribute by performing three of my poems on the theme of violence against women.