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Image Description
A light skinned femme-presenting person sits in front of a grey wall. She has brown shoulder-length hair and wears black glasses and a purple floral shirt.
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I am a disabled artist and writer living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia (POTS), and Post-traumatic stress disorder. I am currently studying sociology and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I write about my experiences as a disabled person on the Rooted in Rights blog. Other personal essays and opinion pieces have appeared in local Madison-area magazines, where I have written about my identities as a disabled, queer, survivor of childhood sexual abuse. In the past, I have also written on the topics of forced psychiatric institutionalization, work, housing insecurity, sexual violence, trauma, youth homelessness, asexuality, and chronic illness. I create narrative and informational comics and illustrations about living with POTS and navigating trauma. In addition to my writing and art, I serve on the board of Disability Pride Madison, a group of disabled activists in Madison, WI. I am happy to be contacted to write about the above topics as well as commissioned for artwork or illustrations.
Poetry, Fiction, Art, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Education, Disability
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Reported Features, Essays, Radio Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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