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Expertise Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, LGBQT, Disability, Technology, Lifestyle
Bio Elea Chang is a queer and disabled community organizer, artist, and writer residing in Portland, Oregon. Elea has been published in Rooted in Rights, the Pastry Box Project, and Model View Culture. Previously, Elea worked as a user experience designer and started a 2-day annual social justice conference called Affect. Currently, Elea's main focus is Disabled And Here, a stock photo and interview project celebrating disabled people of color around the Pacific Northwest.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Sciences, Books, Film, Television, Poetry, Fiction, Disability Culture, Accessibility, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality
Bio I have always loved writing and reading, and really enjoyed my creative writing classes in school. Hoping to break into the freelance writing field and write about things I care about, such as disability and sex, disability in the gay community, disability in video games. Doing book/film reviews could also be cool.
Expertise Film, Poetry, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Americans with Disabilities Act
Bio I'm a student journalist attempting to get my bachelor's. I love analytical writings and video essays, and I like to write about disability issues since I have cerebral palsy.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Theatre, Poetry, Fiction, Art, Politics, Ethics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Education, Americans with Disabilities Act, Food, Feminism, Race, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Service Animals, Technology, Travel, Lifestyle, Beauty
Bio 25-year-old writer from Maine just beginning her career in journalism with her trusty service dog by her side.
Expertise Theatre, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality
Bio I'm a 22 year old blogger and freelance writer. I cover disability issues such as accessibility, public transport, debates like the plastic straw debate and more. I also cover accessibility within the theatre indsutry. I've written my blog for 8 years and have written for various publications such as Metro, The Guardian, Able Magazine and I am a published author in the book 'Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth'.
Expertise Media, Medicine, Books, Film, Television, Poetry, Fiction, Politics, Ethics, Philosophy, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Americans with Disabilities Act, Feminism, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality
Bio Hi! My name is Sydney (call me Syd, I don't really use my knees) I've been a writer for as long as I can remember, and an advocate for even longer. My passion for disability activism and advocacy was born from my experience growing up with Spina Bifida. I am a blogger at bifinmediasres.com (my personal site) and have been writing there for several years. I have also written for Rooted in Rights and Center For Disability Rights. I have written on my personal experiences and opinions as a disabled person as well as issues facing the disability community.
Expertise Politics, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, Religion, Disability, Travel
Bio I'm a freelance, multimedia journalist who's been based in South Korea since 2006 and make frequent reporting trips around the region and back to the US. I'm also legally blind. I cover a range of topics, but I am most interested in global disability issues. I've reported on how climate impacts people with disabilities from the Philippines, how a superstition causes blindness in children in India and I've written about how visually impaired South Koreans rely on a constitutionally protected right to work as masseurs. I file regularly for the public radio program PRI's The World and cover breaking news for NPR. My writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera online and Monocle magazine.
Expertise Books, Film, Fiction, Disability Culture, Accessibility, History, Education
Bio Bio: After two decades at the University of California, Davis, Catherine Kudlick became Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2012. She directed the public history exhibit “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” https://sites7.sfsu.edu/longmoreinstitute/patient-no-more and co-hosts Superfest International Disability Film Festival. Her current work blends research and advocacy in the service of public history where the major goal is pursuing the Longmore Institute’s mission to convince the world that society is better because of disabled people. She has published a number of academic books and articles in disability history, including *Reflections: the Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Postrevolutionary France* and "Disability History: Why We Need Another Other" in the *American Historical Review.* She oversaw completion of Paul Longmore’s posthumously published book, *Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity* and co-edited *The Oxford Handbook of Disability History* with Michael Rembis and Kim Nielsen.
Expertise Media, Film, Television, Theatre, Poetry, Art, Ethics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Education, Feminism, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Lifestyle, Beauty
Bio Kathryne Grimm (née Husk) is an award-winning and nationally exhibited fine art conceptual figurative photographer and queer disability activist whose work focuses on using femme and non-binary bodies to initiate a dialogue about issues facing the disabled. They were the recent subject of the short documentary “Kathryne: Uncensored”, and their artwork has been published in various literary journals and art magazines. Kathryne’s activist work has lead to numerous lectures and presentations on disability rights and issues facing the disability community. Their current focus is breaking down the barriers of how disabled bodies are viewed in contemporary art and in society, and bringing awareness to the lack of accessibility within the Kansas City arts scene.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Film, Television, Politics, Ethics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Lifestyle
Bio Andrew Pulrang is a disability blogger, online activist, and former disability organization administrator, available as a source, and for opinion editorials and personal essays on disability policy, politics, philosophy, and culture. Andrew is also a co-partner of #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with Gregg Beratan and Alice Wong.