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Expertise Media, Sciences, Books, Music, Politics, Disability Culture, Technology, Travel
Bio James is a freelance writer from London, UK. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he subsequently became ill with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). This chronic illness had a debilitating impact, but led to a new career in freelance writing. He primarily covers technology, especially the intersection between politics, society, and the internet. That said, he has a wide range of interests including mental health, music, mindfulness, politics, and science.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, History, Disability, Technology
Bio Katrina Janco is a recent Penn graduate, where she majored in communication and minored in Russian history and culture. While at Penn, she was an Annenberg in Washington fellow, an Alliance for Understanding participant, and an award-winning features writer at 34th Street, the undergraduate arts and culture magazine. She currently contributes to NJ Pen, and recently became a student volunteer for First Draft News, where she assists newsrooms across the country fight disinformation. She is currently looking for entry-level full time employment in journalism, and freelancing opportunities.
Expertise Pop Culture, Sciences, Books, Poetry, Politics, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Feminism, Disability, Relationships
Bio I am a disability activist living in Scotland, involved in politics, advocacy and evidence-based policy. I was studying Theoretical Physics before getting sick, and science is still important to me. I began a writing degree through the OU with the aim of doing more science writing, as I spend a lot of time translating research into non-scientist language, but I got sidetracked by necessity into politics as disabled people in the UK become more at risk. I am currently the SNP's National Women's and Equalities Convener.
Expertise Media, Theatre, Sports, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Disability, Relationships, Service Animals, Technology, Lifestyle
Bio John Loeppky is a theatre artist, newspaper editor, freelance journalist, and creator of things. He is currently studying for his Interdisciplinary MFA at the University of Regina. He is the former editor of the U of R's campus newspaper, the Carillon, where he was in charge of a staff of 20. John's goal in life is to have an entertaining obituary to read. Most of what he writes involves disability, creativity, sport, accessibility, and the political right for disabled people to live and work in their bodies.
Expertise Media, Sports, Accessibility, Education, Disability
Bio I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's degree in Print Journalism in December, 2019. In college, I learned how to fact-check, copy edit, and conduct interviews. My recent clips are business-writing, but I can cover other subjects. The samples below are from an internship at Tucson Local Media, in Tucson, Arizona. I know Associated Press style.
Expertise Film, Architecture, Politics, Ethics, Philosophy, Accessibility, Food, Feminism, LGBQT, Sexuality, Travel
Bio I am a writer with professional and personal experiences being the greatest source of my expanding skill sets. I have been writing for over 40 years both professionally and personally. I currently offer my skills and time to write for a broad array of clients. I am available for short and long term projects. Extensive life experience Prior Director of Sales for large event production company Prior Restaurant & Brewery Operator Prior Radio Segment Producer Prior Radio Dj Prior Radio Copy Writer Life long writer of story and poetry Currently, I travel around the country, with a focus on Wisconsin, California, and Hawaii and write about my experiences as well as review events.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Theatre, Poetry, Fiction, Music, Politics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Education, Food, Feminism, Race, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Travel, Lifestyle
Bio Adam Lowe is a mixed race, queer, disabled writer living in Manchester, UK. His focus is on Black British, LGBT and disabled lives. He has won several awards in poetry and has worked in journalism since 2002. He is an experienced editor, writer and critic and sits on the management committee for the LGBT education charity, Schools OUT UK (which founded LGBT History Month in the UK). He is also LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and has appeared on TV and radio since he was a child.
Expertise Media, Disability Culture, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Travel, Lifestyle, Beauty
Bio DC Banfield is a 21-year-old transmedia journalist, photojournalist, women's health researcher, and writer. She lives with endometriosis, adenomyosis, chronic pain, and sciatica. She loves telling the stories of those who have been voiceless, broadcasting quality journalism, and telling stories from new and interesting angles. Her work includes a book on gynaecological pain and endometriosis, E.I.C of her University newspaper "On the Hour", and a body of articles focusing mainly on the environment, human rights, and women's health.
Expertise Sciences, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Feminism, Religion, Disability, Lifestyle
Bio I am a disability rights and mental health activist. I have spoken on panels about my experience with mental illness and being Autistic. I currently assist state policy for transition age youth at risk for homelessness or first episode psychosis. I also work as a consultant on study about autism and suicide. I have recently published two pieces with Rooted in Rights. I grew up as an ardent animal and nature lover and I was determined to work as a wildlife educator. At the end of my studies I developed severe allergies towards arthropods which I was studying. This forced me to quit and soon after my respiratory problems worsened and I dealt with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. Being unable to work and got to school and the social barriers that existed gave me the push to pursue advocacy work. I love being an activist and ground myself in nature. I have two dogs and three small aquariums.
Expertise Media, Books, Film, Television, Fiction, Music, Disability
Bio Born November 26, 1985 in Dothan, Alabama. Whether it be Fiction or Non-Fiction, Justin Murphy has always tried to explore many themes in his work. One is probing into the darkness of pure evil with The Original Night Stalker: Portrait of A Killer, a fictional story based on a real life murderer Joseph James DeAngelo. He also enjoys exploring obscure figures often forgotten in entertainment. Such as with his most recent success Gene L. Coon: The Unsung Hero of Star Trek. It profiles the ex-Marine, pharmacist, and journalist who did the actual heavy lifting on The Original Series.