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Emerge Disability Program

Hello, thanks for considering my application. It was hard to decide what work sample to share; the best proof of my capacity to create programming hasn't been recorded, just enacted.

I'm sharing a song I wrote about being disabled and dealing with the healthcare system: an example of how I use art as a personal and political vehicle of transformation. Recording and lyrics below. 

Medical RageAyelet Schrek
00:00 / 07:20

Medical Rage

(Song is in the style of 60's acoustic folk. Think everyone joining in on the chorus vibes and lots of harmonies.)

D A G | D A (D G D) 

F#m G6 Dm9sus4 G - Em - Em - G D

D A D G | D A G

D A G | G A D G | G

 

La la la…

 

Medical rage

My life is just box to check

Medical rage

You’re killing me to cash that check

Medical rage

There’s only so much I can take

Medical rage

Before my broken body fades away

 

Spent a day waiting for your voice on the other side of the line

Measuring time by the rep-repetition of a song that doesn’t end

My friend there’s nowhere to go from here

My friend this fear keeps me holding here

 

That there’s nothing to keep me from dying

And there’s nothing to do but to keep on trying

There are days when my rage from each nerve I have frayed

Trying to stall the cascade of my body’s decay

Can’t be kept at bay

 

Medical rage

My life is just box to check

Medical rage

You’re killing me to cash that check

Medical rage

There’s only so much I can take

Medical rage

Before my broken body fades away

 

Spent a night waiting for the pain to release me ‘nough to sleep

Measuring time by the waves of intensity

My friend there’s nowhere to go from here

My friend this fear keeps me holding here

 

That there’s nothing to keep me from dying

And there’s nothing to do but to keep on trying

There are days when my rage from each nerve I have frayed

Trying to stall the cascade of my body’s decay

Can’t be kept at bay

 

Medical rage

My life is just box to check

Medical rage

You’re killing me to cash that check

Medical rage

There’s only so much I can take

Medical rage

Before my broken body fades away

 

La la la…

 

Spent a life waiting for the care that we all so much deserve

Measuring time by the rep-repetition of beat that’ll someday end

My friend where do we go from here?

My friend let’s hold each other near

 

Cause there’s nothing to keep us from dying

Still there’s nothing to do but to keep on trying

There are years when my rage from each nerve I have frayed

Trying to stall the cascade of my body’s decay

Can’t be kept at bay

 

Medical rage

My life is just box to check

Medical rage

You’re killing me to cash that check

Medical rage

There’s only so much I can take

Medical rage

Before my broken body fades away

x2

 

La la la…

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