Marina Tsaplina (she/her) is a disability performance artist, cultural organizer, writer and independent scholar. She forms participatory spaces through puppetry animation that culminate in ephemeral poetic enchantments. Crossing thresholds, puppet bodies awaken encounters between earth, flesh, disability, imagination, and histories. Rather than solid representations, they are porous invocations of multi-vocal histories and communities of human and more-than-human worlds. She is currently developing a new site-specific work, Disabled Forest Guardian. Read more at: Animate Earth, the poetic knowledges of ancient forests and disabled communities.