Why I won’t be watching the film Music

CW: Ableism It’s difficult to know where exactly to start with the saga surrounding Sia’s debut feature Music. Public awareness of the controversy began with the moment that Sia started insulting autistic actors on Twitter after they rightfully criticised the casting of Maddie Ziegler, a neurotypical actress, in an autistic role. The online autistic community […]


Sia’s ‘Music’ Scandal

CW: Ableism Music, Sia’s recently premiered debut film, faced intense backlash months before it was even available for viewing. It tells the story of Zu who, newly sober, assumes the role of primary carer for her 16-year-old half-sister, Music, a non-verbal autistic girl. Music is played by neurotypical Maddie Ziegler, a casting choice which is […]

Music Singles

Dolly Parton feat. Sia – Here I Am

Don’t forget about Dolly Parton just yet – she may be old (72) but she’s still making music. The American country queen best known for her hit singles ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 to 5’ has teamed up with Australian singer-songwriter Sia for the new song ‘Here I Am’. The track will feature on the soundtrack for […]