Participant Info

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United States of America
Website and social media
Twitter: @kiara_kalmey
Kiara Kalmey is a 20-something disabled woman with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She is also a hearing aid user with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (EVA / LVAS)-related hearing loss. She has been writing ever since she can remember, and she doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. She's passionate about disability rights and advocacy and has a particular interest in how disabilities are represented and portrayed in pop culture. Kiara is also striving to educate the Christian community on mental health and to destigmatize mental illness within those circles. She has additional experience with anxiety, depression, stigma, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Theatre, Fiction, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Religion, Disability
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Essays, Criticism, Copyediting, Editing, Sensitivity Reading, Radio Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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