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A side profile of a smiling Black woman with natural hair, wearing a black and white top
United States
Website and social media @kdc, Twiiter
I am a writer and communicator with a career track record in communications and media for non-profit and advocacy organizations, and a personal interest and passion for issues including feminism, disability rights, mental health, accessibility, and racial justice. I’m a freelance writer that focuses on pop culture, technology, and diversity issues. I’ve been published in Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Paste, and other publications. I’m a former editor of award-winning progressive publication Clamor Magazine, co founder and publisher of pop culture website The Learned Fangirl and have been interviewed by Chicago Public Radio, WGN and at conferences including BlogHer and EMP Pop Conference. I’m a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACCP). I am a Fellow for the 2020 ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Institute, the only program in the country for emerging leaders with disabilities.
Media, Pop Culture, Music, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Technology
Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Essays, Sensitivity Reading, Radio Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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