Welcome to Disabled Writers

Disabled Writers, founded in 2017 as a co-partnership between s.e. smith, Vilissa Thompson, and Alice Wong, is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Currently, Anna Hamilton is the database editor and social media manager for the site. Our goal is to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 

This resource is specifically designed to help editors connect with disabled people working in journalism, or trying to break into the field. It also includes disabled experts who are available to serve as sources, such as attorneys, physicians, social workers, artists, and others with professional experience or education that makes them expert sources in their fields. 

Don’t stop with us, though: Editors of Color maintains a listing of other databases advancing diversity and inclusion in media, arts, and culture.

The disability community has a saying: Nothing about us without us. 

Ready to start looking for writers and sources? Check out our profiles.

Ready to join us? Submit your profile.

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Just want to email us? contact at disabledwriters dot com