Valentine's day and The Missability Radio Show

A big theme for The Missability Radio Show is sexuality and disability. Stylish products that feel good to use are part of how we feel sexy and attractive and this applies to anything we have about our person, whether it is a handbag or a walking stick. One of the many reasons The Missability Radio Show was invented, was to generate more stylish, positive, sexy and empowered images of disability.

First date/first impressions - a small design project about disability, design, sexuality & confidence

For these reasons Valentine's Day is an important date in the Missability datebook and up until 14th February, I am inviting you to submit your ideas regarding living-aid design to this website where they will be displayed. You can submit your designs by emailing drawings of living-aids you would like to have for those first-date moments to You can send in any kind of design for any kind of living aid and it doesn't matter if it is impractical or difficult to physically make - what matters is your vision! If you have an idea for a knitted walking-stick cosy for a first date but no time to knit one up, you could also send that in. Just make a drawing, photograph it and email the results to with details of how you would like to be credited. If you prefer, you can post drawings to The Missability Radio Show at the usual address.

Happy New Year from Missability!

Happy New Year to everyone from The Missability Radio Show! May 2008 be a fantastic year for us all.

The Missability Radio Show has been busy holding stalls at the Uk Stitch'n'Bitch day organised by I Knit London back in November and also showing work at Ovada's Nightfair before Christmas show in December. For the entire Christmas period the Knitted Walking Stick Cosies were displayed in the window of Rachael Matthews' haberdashery, Prick Your Finger.

walking stick cosy display at Prick Your Finger Haberdashery, London

The Missability Radio Show is now also featured among other exciting projects on The Social Design Site.

Additionally there is now a Missability Etsy shop where you can buy button badges, prints, limited edition CDRs and other artists' ephemera. I am open to swapping these items with other artists too; if you are interested, get in touch via the contact page.

signed, handstamped CDR featuring The Missability Radio Show

The Missability Radio Show has finally got an organised flickr page, so if your computer crashed everytime you tried to visit The Missability Process Photoset, the problem has now been fixed. The 1,000+ photos have been slimmed down to under 500, which should be OK for most broadband connections to handle.

Finally The Missability Radio Show is looking for a venue in which to host the judging of The Knitted Walking Stick Cosy Competition Round #2. The deadline is May 1st, so there is still plenty of time to knit a walking stick cosy and enter!

The Knitted Walking Stick Cosy Competition #2!

The Knitted Walking Stick Cosy Competition #1 was so successful that there will be a second round! Details of this can all be found here. The Missability Radio Show is looking for a venue for the judging of this event! Interested in hosting the competition? Get in touch.

The Missability Radio Show is still available for download!

The Missability Radio

You can now download all three episodes of The Missability Radio Show on the Podcast Page.

show notes for episode one are here.

show notes for episode two are here.

show notes for episode three are here.

The Missability Radio Show Schedule for January 2008

About the show

The Missability Radio Show takes a fresh look at the design of disability related assistive technology. Promoting craft and DIY culture, knitting, conversing, customising, problem-solving and tea-drinking, The Missability Radio Show brings you articulate guest-speakers, practical tips for the satisfying personalisation of useful equipment, and plenty of entertaining, home-made audio joy!

The Missability Radio Show was designed, created, recorded and dreamt up by Felicity Ford who likes to be known as Felix. Sole inventor of this endeavour, Ms. Ford also maintains The Missability Radio Show website. Nobody pays Felix to do this so purchases from the Etsy shop directly support her work as an artist.

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