Participant Info

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Face shot of a fat white woman with golden brown hair wearing glasses and a fuschia shirt
United States
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I am a disability rights and mental health activist. I have spoken on panels about my experience with mental illness and being Autistic. I currently assist state policy for transition age youth at risk for homelessness or first episode psychosis. I also work as a consultant on study about autism and suicide. I have recently published two pieces with Rooted in Rights. I grew up as an ardent animal and nature lover and I was determined to work as a wildlife educator. At the end of my studies I developed severe allergies towards arthropods which I was studying. This forced me to quit and soon after my respiratory problems worsened and I dealt with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. Being unable to work and got to school and the social barriers that existed gave me the push to pursue advocacy work. I love being an activist and ground myself in nature. I have two dogs and three small aquariums.
Sciences, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Feminism, Religion, Disability, Lifestyle
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Reported Features, Essays, Sensitivity Reading
Additional Credentials
QPR Certified