Category: See the Cripple Dance

Maranda Elizabeth’s column explores the intersections of tarot, witchcraft, disability and mental health.

“See the Cripple Dance” is a Hole lyric, from the song “Dying” on the album Celebrity Skin. With this lyric, I’m imagining not only the ways in which disabled folks re/claim crip and cripple, and the ways in which crips find ourselves and each other in witchcraft, but also what it might look like, sound like, feel like to reclaim and redefine dancing with bodies that don’t dance the way they’re “supposed” to.