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Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Theatre, Music, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Disability, Lifestyle
Bio Blogger at Rock For Disability, Writer for Disability Horizons, Content Advisor for MDUK, Hampshire Champion at AccessAble & a freelance journalist. Read my CV for details - https://rockfordisability.com/2020/03/02/emma-purcells-cv/
Expertise Books, Art, Disability Culture, Criticism
Bio I'm a Creative Polymath; a freelance Designer, Scale Model Maker, and Photographer as well as bibliophile, and occasional gonzo and documentary-style correspondent, working across a range of genres. I'm proud to be a HM Forces Veteran and self-proclaimed coffee and cake aficionado. Full NUJ, BGAJ, and Pen & Sword member. Since 2017 I've been working as a correspondent and writer, with over 100 feature articles and accompanying stills printed by several publishers including Metropolis, TI Media, ATG Media, Pen & Sword Books, Baily's and Scale Modelling Now.
Expertise Poetry, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Disability, Service Animals
Bio I am a mental health peer specialist who has the disability of schizoaffective disorder. This is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I work as a mental health peer specialist, where I publicly disclose my status to help others in similar situations. I also write articles online about this experience, and I run a mental health Facebook group that helps support others.
Expertise Sciences, Books
Bio I became an avid reader several years ago when I discovered Eastern fantasy novels. For me, they brought a much different flavor than the conventional western series. I decided to develop and write my own series as a hobby slowly. I myself am an Asian American with disability, I migrated to the U.S. when I was young, and sadly throughout my life, I've heard much negativity regarding my culture. My dream is to expose the books I love to Western Civilization.
Expertise Disability Culture, Disability Rights, Disability
Bio I have cerebral palsy and Marfan syndrome and I’m from the Chicago area
Expertise Pop Culture, Books, Television, Disability Culture, Criticism, Education, Food, Feminism, Disability
Bio I am a creative non-fiction writer, former high school English teacher, mom and a chronically ill neurodivergent person. Lyme disease seemed to be the instigating infection behind a host of problems from fibromyalgia, to dairy and gluten sensitivities, to hypoglycemia, to bradycardia, to autoimmune issues like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I am also a self-identified autistic woman with ADHD. These parts of myself make me very interested in disability representation. I believe sharing stories of our disabilities can lead to medical breakthroughs and to breakthroughs in how we, and our children, feel about our presence in the world. I have been published at The Rumpus, Full Grown People, Rooted in Rights and The Manifest-Station among other credits.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Disability Culture, History, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality
Bio Ryan Lee Cartwright is assistant professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis and author of the Peculiar Places: A Queer/Crip History of White Rural Nonconformity (University of Chicago, forthcoming December 2020).
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Poetry, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality, Lifestyle
Bio Freelance opinions and personal essay writer and sausage dog mamma. I write about feminism, disability, chronic illness, mental health, reproductive health, sexuality, and pop culture. I'm also an experienced sub editor.
Expertise Disability
Bio Ryan “Fraser” Hickey was born on August 23rd in Lismore New South Wales, Australia. Ryan writes under the pen name of Fraser and has been diagnosed with high functioning Autism. Ryan uses his writing talent as a creative outlet and he sees his disability as an ability to create children’s literature. I am working on a book series called ‘DalleyTales’. It’s a series of tales about animals and humans who have an encounter with parnormal beings. The series is focused on the morals of life. The first book he’s writing is called ‘Ned Kelpie’. The book Ned Kelpie is based on family pets. The story focus’s on a twelve year old Australian red Kelpie and his adventures.
Expertise Media, Music, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Disability, Travel
Bio I'm a blind journalist and campaigner from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently studying towards a Masters in Investigative Journalism in Gothenburg, Sweden. In Aotearoa, I interned as a reporter with national media outlet Newshub. I also worked as a campaigner for accessibility law, and on two disability-related interview projects. I campaigned, especially for fossil fuel divestment, with climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa, and have also worked with them on resources for making climate action more accessible. My writing has appeared in New Zealand and European media and blogs, including Newshub, The Spinoff, The Daily Blog and Netzwerk Recherche. I am particularly interested in climate action reporting, including the intersections between disability and climate change, along with reporting focusing on authentic disability angles on just about any subject. I have also written about how journalists can create more such disability-related reporting, as well as fostering more inclusive work environments for disabled reporters. I speak English, Spanish, French and some Swedish.