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Expertise Books, Theatre, Poetry, Disability Culture, Disability
Bio Jessica Goody is the award-winning author of Defense Mechanisms: Poems on Life, Love, and Loss (Phosphene Publishing, 2016) and Phoenix: Transformation Poems (CW Books, 2019). Her writing has appeared in over four dozen publications, including The Wallace Stevens Journal, Reader’s Digest, Event Horizon, The Seventh Wave, Third Wednesday, The MacGuffin, Harbinger Asylum and The Maine Review. Jessica is a columnist for SunSations Magazine and the winner of the 2016 Magnets and Ladders Poetry Prize.
Expertise Theatre, Poetry, Fiction, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Education, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Lifestyle
Bio At the core of Written Wheel is the belief that disability should be openly and honestly discussed. As someone with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, I have spent my life slowly unravelling what it means to live with a disability. Let’s be frank, riding around on wheels isn’t always a bed of roses, but it has given me a unique perspective and some epic stories to tell. I communicate for disability integration; through the written word, through public speaking engagements and through workshop design and delivery. Whether you’re an individual, business or organisation, I aim to help you navigate your way around this challenging topic to promote awareness. If you're interested in Disability Integration, Disability and Diversity or Disability and the Arts, Written Wheel is here to help.
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 -
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.