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Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Theatre, Fiction, Art, Music, Politics, Criticism, Sexuality, Technology
Bio I am 24 year old freelance writer, video editor, and audio producer. I am also a security guard who has worked for over five years at CitiField in Queens, NY. I am someone who started out wanting to cover video games for a living, but have expanded to other topics such as labor organizing, politics, entertainment, and society in general. I am hoping to receive more freelance work as a person with autism and ADHD, or a full-time job as a staff writer or video producer.
Expertise Poetry, Fiction, Art, Disability Culture, Education, Disability
Bio I am a disabled artist and writer living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, and Post-traumatic stress disorder. I am currently studying sociology and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I write about my experiences as a disabled person on the Rooted in Rights blog. Other personal essays and opinion pieces have appeared in local Madison-area magazines, where I have written about my identities as a disabled, queer, survivor of childhood sexual abuse. In the past, I have also written on the topics of forced psychiatric institutionalization, work, housing insecurity, sexual violence, trauma, youth homelessness, asexuality, and chronic illness. I create narrative and informational comics and illustrations about living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and navigating trauma. In addition to my writing and art, I currently volunteer with Disability Pride Madison to bring the local Disability Pride Festival to Madison’s Tenney Park each July. I am happy to be contacted to write about the above topics as well as commissioned for artwork or illustrations.
Expertise Pop Culture, Sciences, Medicine, Law, Books, Politics, Mathematics, Ethics, Philosophy, Disability Culture, History, Criticism, Feminism, Disability, Travel
Bio Freelance writer and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. I write on the intersections of culture, justice, health, and technology.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Television, Accessibility, Criticism, Education, Food, Feminism, Race, Religion, Relationships, Travel, Beauty
Bio I am a black woman with MS.
Expertise Pop Culture, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Feminism, Race
Bio 19 year old freelance writer. Physically disabled. First gen college student. Social work student.
Expertise Sciences, Medicine, Books, Poetry, Fiction, Music, Ethics, Philosophy, Sports, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Education, Feminism, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Technology
Bio I have experience in the areas of copywriting, copy editing, medical writing, medical copywriting, non-fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, technical writing and synthesizing complex information and data into laymen's terms. Professional skills include scientific blog writing, landing page creation, live data entry, research proposal creation, literature review, and meta-analysis creations, analytic laboratory work/data analysis and input, marketing, event planning, volunteer management, and recruitment and in-kind donation solicitation.
Expertise Politics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Education, Feminism, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality
Bio I am a freelance journalist, covering a myriad of topics including disability, current affairs, British Politics, International Relations, sex, sexuality, feminism, and news.
Expertise Media, Medicine, Sports, Disability Rights
Bio I've been a professional journalist for 15 years, writing for publications that include The Washington Post. I was the health care reporter for the Kansas City Star and now am an editor for a medical journal. I've also written two non-fiction books: Worth the Pain (https://www.amazon.com/Worth-Pain-Meningitis-Nearly-Changed/dp/1508845646) and The Klinefelter Legacy (https://www.amazon.com/Klinefelter-Legacy-Story-Family-Forgiveness-ebook/dp/B01LCHE18Q/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+klinefelter+legacy&qid=1574307504&s=digital-text&sr=1-1)
Expertise Medicine, Sports, Sexuality, Travel, Lifestyle
Bio Susan Lacke is a writer, editor, and adventure junkie who also happens to be deaf. Her work has been featured in multiple national and regional publications, including SUCCESS, Triathlete, Women's Running, and Salt Lake magazines. She is the author of two books: "Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow" and "Running Outside the Comfort Zone," both published by VeloPress. She holds a master's degree in family & community wellness and a doctorate in health education.
Expertise Media, Books, Fiction, Politics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Feminism, Disability
Bio I am a writer making a career in journalism. My degrees in history and archaeology (BA from Leicester and MA from Exeter), followed by two years with Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), were profoundly engrossing and appealed directly to my love of history or, more precisely, my desire to understand people and their lives. But it did not satisfy my desire to write – hence my move to journalism and the MA at Kingston University. It has been exactly what I was looking for. It plays to my love of English, societal concerns, research, and the chance to express events, thoughts and opinions with the written word. The course has given me essential skills in many different journalistic styles: feature writing, court reports, general news writing, business reporting; blogs and listicles among them. It has been enormously satisfying and am confident that I have made the right decision to make journalism my life’s work.