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Not Bitter... just Twisted! / 6 February 2013

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Katherine Araniello: 'Kill Pill'

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SickBitchCrips are delighted to announce that they were shortlisted for Diversity 13[1] which is a commission to explore diversity in 2013 and to put on a performance for 15 nights at Ovalhouse, London.

Today the SickBitchCrips are delighted to accept rejection having failed to be offered the commission. It was felt that they wouldn't be able to sustain a three-week audience.

SickBitchCrips are convinced it would have been a piece of cake, putting posteriors on seats. They accept that their art is elitist and tends to favour a disability discourse, but they firmly believe that their work is accessible to all, including disabled people.

SickBitchCrips are not bitter or twisted in a metaphorical way, they just are.

So what else? SickBitchCrips Facebook[2] birth on December 3rd 2012, declare that their fan base has spiralled out of control and reached a staggering 45 likes.  With their rapid rise in popularity, they are confident that they will continue to feed their stalkers with culinary delights that will quench taste buds and have their disciples wailing for more of the same.

Every waking hour SickBitchCrips scour the internet to find other potential SickBitchCrips as physically challenging and demanding as themselves.  They are ecstatic when they find others much worse off. The only criteria is that the inflicted are still breathing one way or another.  There were lots of angels[3] out there but sadly they have all scarpered.

Tragic tear jerking stories and seldom happy endings are all part of the formula to raise money to eradicate SickBitchCrips.

But SickBitchCrips are fighting back and are intent on procreation and staying alive. The dangers of eluding death begin in the womb and the first hurdle is to evade the death trap of prenatal screening[4]. If they manage to succeed, the next obstacle to avoid is having the doctor advocating a court order to authorise ventilation to be switched off[5] . The quality of life of a working brain inside a limp body is regarded as useless by people who sadly are unable to comprehend quality without movement.

SickBitchCrips deplore people deciding the morality of their lives so have decided to take matters into their own hands.