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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.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Film, Television, Music, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability
Bio Senior Digital Video Producer at 12 News and alum of Arizona State University. I may be a quadriplegic, but I roll wherever life takes me. Except stairs.
Expertise Pop Culture, Sciences, Medicine, Disability Culture, Food, Disability, Relationships, Travel, Lifestyle
Bio Natasha spends most of her time looking for a good meal. It is no strange thing for her to get on a plane for food, not before putting on her surgical mask and wiping everything in site down with Lysol to stave off the germs that could kill her. She has cystic fibrosis and has had two double lung transplants. Other than those minor things she is working on a memoir. She volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, even though animals are more her thing than children. She lives outside Boston.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Sciences, Medicine, Books, Film, Television, Poetry, Fiction, Music, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Education, Americans with Disabilities Act, Food, Feminism, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Technology, Travel, Lifestyle, Beauty
Bio 43 year old caucasian female living a crazy yet beautiful life with SMA. I have been in a wheelchair my whole life, but it hasn't stopped me from accomplishing what I want to. With just the use of my hands, I had to learn how to navigate an independent life of my own. With the help of personal care attendants (PCAs), I left home at 18, graduated college with a BA in Psychology, jumped out of perfectly fine airplane, and have worked various jobs over the past 20 years (nonprofit work, accessible affordable housing, federal stuff, customer service, and for the last several years, in sales development research). I have lived in HUD housing for 15 years, so I'm well versed in it and other disability housing issues. I met my partner online - he lived in California and me in Texas - and after his second trip to visit, he uprooted his life and moved here... that was 13 years ago! No children, but we have our fur-babies, and according to one of my baby nieces, "I'm the best Aunt Dana!" I have an able-bodied twin sister (who is now on hospice care for liver failure) and three younger sisters - and between them, I have 10 nephews and nieces. I love to travel, go to concerts, read, advocate, learn, and have fun. I love anything purple and I'm obsessed with the band the Lumineers!
Expertise Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Lifestyle
Bio I am a chronically ill Southern girl residing in the North East. I enjoy writing, reading and cuddling up with my cat! Despite the difficulties that I face, I am a bubbly girl who doesn't shy away from a good pun.