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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.
Expertise Poetry, Fiction, Politics, Accessibility, Feminism, Race, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality
Bio F.I. Goldhaber's words capture people, places, and politics with a photographer's eye and a poet's soul. As a reporter, editor, business writer, and marketing communications consultant, they produced news stories, feature articles, editorial columns, and reviews for newspapers, corporations, governments, and non-profits in five states. Now paper, electronic, and audio magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, and street signs display their poetry, fiction, and essays. More than 100 of their poems appear in sixty plus publications, including four collections. In addition to the work published under their legal name, F.I. writes erotic and transgressive fiction as well as non-fiction essays about sexuality that appear in U.S., U.K., and Canadian-based publications under pseudonyms. Their political poetry -- written from the perspective of a queer, xgender, not white, senior, disabled writer -- covers such controversial topics as gender and sexual politics, racism, classism, religious persecution, voting disenfranchisement, and health care access.
Expertise Media, Sciences, Fiction, Art, Ethics, Accessibility, Feminism, Race, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality, Technology
Bio A kampung boy hailing from coastal Pontian, Johor, Farid is a full-time freelance character designer, illustrator and gamedev writer who happens to be an english communications degree graduate. His work consists mostly of designs and worldbuilding for tabletop RPG niches, but he also shares his experience as someone with many intersecting demographics of being disabled, autistic, queer and of faith through original stories.
Expertise Politics
Bio I graduated from Benedictine University, with a Bachelors's in Political Science. I mainly write about current events, as it relates to Congress and the presidency. I currently freelance and do social media for a non-profit political news and policy site called PVNN Inc. I also have Cerebral Palsy and use a walker to get around.
Expertise Medicine, Books
Bio i am an obstetrician and gynecologist, unable to continue clinical practice due to health reasons. i suffered from an ischemic stroke in 2004, which affected the left side of my body, particularly the left arm. Since then i have entered the field of writing, publishing and teaching. i have authored nearly 10 books in obstetrics and gynecology. i also write fiction in my free time.
Expertise Medicine, Law, Theatre, Poetry, Fiction, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Americans with Disabilities Act, Food, Religion, Disability
Bio Cody Marsh lives in Northeast Texas with his wife and children. He is a fitness trainer specializing in corrective exercise for people with disabilities, and is currently conpleting premedical coursework. His works of fiction and poetry have been featured in Flash Fiction, Dreamers, and Bold+Italic magazines. His writing interests at present include eco-journalism and creative nonfiction.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Lifestyle
Bio Aly is an NCTJ-trained journalist with 15 years experience working in the media, including national magazines, trade magazines, websites and local press. They run Spooniehacker, an online indie magazine by and for chronically ill and disabled people. They have written for The Guardian, Men's Health, Maxim, Scarlet, Cosmopolitan and Liability Magazine.
Expertise Media, Sciences, Books, Film, Television, Fiction, Art, Politics, Military, Sports, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality, Technology
Bio Amy Gaeta is a Ph.D. candidate in the Literary Studies and Visual Cultures (doctoral minor) programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on human-technology relations within the context of mass surveillance, war, and everyday life in the contemporary U.S. Amy’s dissertation, “Drone Life,” arranges aspects of Disability Studies, Visual Culture Studies, and Feminist Technoscience studies. Beyond academic work, she devotes her time to disability activism, especially for invisible disabilities and neurodivergency. She has published on eating disorders, feminist pedagogy, emotional labor, crip futures, and sports & politics.
Expertise Media, Pop Culture, Books, Television, Poetry, Art, Politics, Philosophy, Sports, Disability Culture, History, Criticism, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Travel
Bio Lilian McCarthy is a budding writer, artist, and cultural commentator offering insights from the perspective of a feminist queer millennial. Her primary areas of focus are LGBTQ lived experiences and their representation in media. Lilian is a student at Smith College in Northampton, MA where she is studying Comparative Literature. She devotes her free time to reproductive justice advocacy and fabric arts.