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|Katherine Schneider||Medicine, Books, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Religion, Service Animals||Katherine Schneider, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist living in Eau Claire, WI with her ninth Seeing Eye dog. Katherine has published a memoir, To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities; a children’s book, Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold; and a book for seniors, half of whom will develop disabilities, Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities and Daily Life. She originated the Schneider Family Book Awards for children’s books with disability content through the American Library Association and an award for superior journalism about disability issues through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Locally, she started the Access Eau Claire fund through the Eau Claire Community Foundation to help non-profit organizations work toward full inclusion of people with disabilities. She’s a passionate advocate for access for all to the good things of life. Subscribe to her blog for details. You can find Katherine at her website and Facebook|
|Ace Tilton Ratcliff||Media, Pop Culture, Sciences, Medicine, Books, Film, Television, Theatre, Poetry, Fiction, Art, Music, Politics, Ethics, Philosophy, Military, Sports, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, History, Criticism, Education, Americans with Disabilities Act, Food, Feminism, Race, Religion, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality, Service Animals, Technology, Travel, Lifestyle, Beauty||Ace Tilton Ratcliff lives and works in sunny Boynton Beach, Florida a pack of wild beastlings. Their activism is focused on disability justice, since they live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, endometriosis, and a host of other issues. They’re an artist, photographer, and model who co-owns an in-home veterinary practice called Harper’s Promise with their husband after six years of work in the human deathcare industry as a funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator. They write nonfiction and fiction. They have bylines at places like io9, Huffington Post, Catapult, Narratively, Eater, The Establishment, Bustle, Bitch Media, Fireside Fiction, and Uncanny Magazine. They've performed sensitivity reads for places like Penguin Random House, Rosen Publishing, and Blazing Griffin. Their voice as a disability activist has also been featured in The Economist, The Guardian, and Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds. Ace has been featured on several podcasts, including Maximum Fun's Reading Glasses, WNYC's Note to Self, Flash Forward, and Disability After Dark. They've also were the focus of an Upworthy video about fighting for accessibility as an ambulatory wheelchair user. If Ace isn't trying to break their perpetual to-be-read mountain into smaller piles, they’re probably tweeting @mortuaryreport|
|Kate Horowitz||Pop Culture, Sciences, Medicine, Books, Film, Poetry, Art, Accessibility, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Beauty||Kate Horowitz is an essayist, poet, science writer, and educator in Washington, D.C. She is also a chronically ill and disabled lady; an enthusiastic, if clumsy, dancer; and a fan of dogs and toddlers. She likes the moon, and moss, and rain, and bedtime snacks, and long walks at night.|
|Hanner Goenaga||Books, Fiction||I'm a foreign language teacher, I speak English, French and Spanish and I already published a short story ''Dustin and The Flying Umbrella in a book for children Flyleaf Chronicles in New York. Now, I want to publish my firts book The Blue-Eyed Wizard and The Island of Exiles.|
|Joe Stevenson||Music, Disability Rights, Disability||Although it took me quite a while to realise the sort of work I needed to take on after university, it became much more clear that I wanted to be a writer after starting my blog offering information, advice and opinion about epilepsy and disability. My blog post writing skills are probably strongest point, but I have journalism and copywriting skills when needed. I’ll be happy to learn about and promote products and services that genuinely work well for others. I know more about epilepsy than any other disability but am also a keen member of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP). I've learned more about other disabilities, the history of disabled people’s rights and am very interested in writing more articles to raise awareness of disabled people’s issues - especially in the UK. I’m also fully in support of equality, and will be happy to help raise awareness of any sort of discrimination currently taking place in society. I achieved BA degree in Popular Musicology in the UK back in 2012, which gave me a decent knowledge about the history and culture of popular music. I also picked up music journalism skills and would be happy to write popular music-related articles or reviews if needed too. I live in Manchester, UK, and know a fair bit about my city too. I’m proud to have been born and bred here – it’s considered by many as first industrial city, and has since built up an amazing culture, relating to things like music, arts, media, sport, and nightlife. It’s an entertaining place for any people to explore, and I’d be willing to write relevant articles to discuss or promote anything around my town when it seems appropriate.|
|Steven Aquino||Media, Sports, Accessibility, Technology||I am a freelance tech reporter who covers all thingsApple and accessibility.|
|Sarah Staniforth||Music, Feminism, LGBQT||Sarah is an autistic music fan and avid feminist. She has a First Class Bachelor's degree in Sociology with Gender Specialism from the University of Warwick. She has been nominated for awards for her journalism, and has bylines in The Guardian and Counteract, Birmingham's number 1 indie music publication.|
|Patrick Wiseman||Media, Pop Culture, Books, Film, Fiction, Music, Politics, Sports, History||I have just graduated from the University of East Anglia with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in History, and am looking to begin my career in the field of journalism.|
|Rain Chamberlain||Ethics, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Feminism, LGBQT, Disability, Relationships, Sexuality||They/them pronouns. Expertise includes chronic homelessness (US west coast specific); certain aspects of disability culture, rights, and accessibility; harm reduction for C-PTSD, and transgender rights. Writing styles include articles, non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.|
|Stefan Sunandan Honisch||Media, Music, Philosophy, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Criticism, Education, Disability||Stefan Sunandan Honisch is a Banting Fellow, whose postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia focuses on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in Helen Keller’s writings about her musical experiences as a Deafblind woman. His research appears in Music Theory Online, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. In addition, he has contributed chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body, and Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque. Forthcoming publications include an article in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies. Honisch is on the Review Board of the Journal of Teaching Disability Studies and on the Editorial Board of Public Disability History.|