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Media, Music, Politics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Disability, Technology, Travel I'm a blind and chronically ill story-teller and campaigner from Aotearoa New Zealand,, temporarily based in Norway. I hold a Masters of Investigative Journalism from Gothenburg University in Sweden. i host and produce the Disability Crosses Bborders podcast and blog, which features conversations with guests where disability, migration and culture meet. I have written for New Zealand and international outlets, including The Conversation, Newshub, RNZ, The Spinoff, Pantograph Punch, Rooted in Rights and Overland Magazine. My Masters thesis explores the practice of climate change journalism in Aotearoa NZ. In Aotearoa, I interned as a reporter with national media outlet Newshub. I also worked as a campaigner for accessibility law, and on two disability-related interview projects. I campaigned, especially for fossil fuel divestment, with climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa, and have also worked with them on resources for making climate action more accessible.
Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Television, Poetry, Fiction, Music, Politics, Disability Culture, Criticism I'm an autistic/ADHD poet, critic, and occasional fiction writer. I grew up in New Hampshire but have lived all over, including San Francisco and Boston. Since 2017 though I've been in a decent corner of Philadelphia. So far I've published two poetry chapbooks, Mark The Place and Adore. My essays and criticism meanwhile have been featured in Paste Magazine, Nerdist, Punknews, Certified Forgotten, No Recess! Magazine, and Mercury Magazine. I've also got a 2700 word essay on John Carpenter that's supposed to be out soon, but who knows? Other weird achievements include singing in two punk bands, recording EPs with said bands before breaking up, writing a recurring column about protest music, co-hosting a podcast about an FX cop show, and editing three books. Always available for editing and writing work.
Media, Pop Culture, Art, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Americans with Disabilities Act, Food, Feminism, Race, LGBQT, Disability, Sexuality, Travel, Lifestyle My name is Shruti Rajkumar and I am currently a senior journalism major and public relations minor at Emerson College in Boston. In 2018, I attended The School of The New York Times, where I took the course Writing the Big City: Reporting in New York taught by New York Times journalist Michelle Higgins. I have been published in Flawless Mag, The Berkeley Beacon, The Intersectionalist Mag, AsAmNews, Modern Luxury Media, and Overachiever Magazine. My focus in journalism is reporting on the intersection of race and disability. I also have a lot of intersectional advocacy experience, through my leadership positions in The Asian Americans With Disabilities Initiative, as well as Emerson College's Access: Student Disability Union, Dean's Fellowship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Protesting Oppression With Educational Reform (POWER).
Pop Culture, Books, Television, Politics, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, History, Feminism, Race, Disability, Sexuality Dr. Slayter is a disabled Professor at Salem State University’s School of Social Work who conducts research related to disability, addiction and child welfare services. She teaches courses related to social policy, evaluation, research methods, disability, forensic social work, evidence-based practice and field education. Dr. Slayter coordinates the School of Social Work’s Certificate Program on Equity Minded Practice for supervisors and managers at Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families. She is also the co-chair of the National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter’s Disability Justice Shared Interest Group. Dr. Slayter obtained both a master’s and doctoral degree in social policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University where her scholarship focused on the disability and health policy arenas. During her time at Heller, Dr. Slayter was a pre-doctoral trainee supported by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) and an American Fellow supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Slayter received her Master’s degree in social work at New York University in 1995 after completing her undergraduate work in history (with a focus on women’s studies, medical history and medical anthropology) at Macalester College in 1990. Prior to her doctoral work, between 1995-2000, Dr. Slayter practiced as a forensic social worker in a variety of court-based settings in New York City. These settings included Washington Square Legal Services, where Dr. Slayter partnered with New York University law students in the co-representation of parents and caregivers charged with child maltreatment. Dr. Slayter went on to work as a social worker and educational consultant for the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division in Brooklyn, where she partnered with guardians ad litem in the representation of children on cases related to child protection, juvenile justice and special education law. Dr. Slayter also worked as a social worker in partnership with public defenders at The Bronx Defenders, an early adopter of the “holistic advocacy” model of criminal defense. In these roles, Dr. Slayter developed a special interest in the behavioral health concerns of people with disabilities (especially people with intellectual and developmental disabilities).
Media, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, Disability Alexus graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida in May of 2020 with a B.A. in journalism & Multimedia Production Since graduating, Alexus is now a freelance writer for Advantage Informatics, where she works remotely to produce a number of features for various online news publications on a variety of topics. Some of them include Disability topics, environmental improvement, local and national politics, COVID-19 coverage, education policies, profile stories, and some transportation features.
Media, Books, Fiction, Military, Criticism, Religion, Disability, Relationships, Lifestyle Cherrilynn is an award-winning writer in both fiction and non-fiction. She's a ghostwriter, editor, speaker, and coach. She loves helping writers fulfill their publishing dreams. She is an expert in Book Proposals and memoirs. She considers it an honor to be published twice in Chicken Soup for the Soul; Award-winning books, Kiss Guilt GoodBye, Heart Reno, Breaking the Chains, and Get to the Margins Author’s Anthology. Her book Shine Don’t Whine- won the Writer to Writer publishing contract and will be published in 2020. Cherrilynn proudly served in the military for twenty years, earning the John Levitow Military leadership award. She lives with her seventeen-year-old son, Michael, Jr., and husband of 20 years, Michael, Sr.
Philosophy, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, History, Religion, Disability Worked in photographic field, including sales, photography at fires, sports, and in studio; teaching experience in history, anthropology, and religion.
Media, Film, Television, Politics, Disability Culture, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Disability, Relationships I'm an autistic writer and editor. I'm passionate about human rights, healthcare, the health insurance industry and trends, neurodiversity, intersectionality, and politics.
Art, Accessibility, Religion, LGBQT, Disability I write about disability, the arts, and disability arts. Currently, I've been primarily doing book reviews and interviews, though I also have experience with personal essays, opinion articles, and as a source (primarily about the intersection of religion and disability/ableism). I'm also an experienced copyeditor and always happy to take on freelance work!
Medicine, Fiction, Art, Education, Feminism, Service Animals, Technology Keli O’Connor is an author of upmarket fiction and memoir. She lives with her husband, two kids, and two rescue pibbles in Delaware and enjoys reading, petting dogs, and pretending she’s a mermaid at the beach.