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Selected essay published in About Us: Essays From The New York Times’ Disability Series (W.W. Norton 2019), edited by Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson.
Selected essay published in A Shadow Map: An Anthology By Survivors of Sexual Assault (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2017), edited by Joanna C. Valente.
books and the publishing industry
“How to Support Independent Bookstores Right Now,” We Need Diverse Books.
“Why the Publishing Industry Can’t Get Disability Right,” The Establishment.
“Rooted in Rights Reviews – Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law,” Rooted in Rights.
entertainment and pop culture
“Autism On Television Needs More Diverse Representation,” Teen Vogue.
“How ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Helped Me Deal With My Rape,” Teen Vogue.
“How Media Prevents Us From Truly Empathizing With Disabled Characters,” The Establishment.
“What Jessica Jones Means for a Queer Rape Survivor,” AfterEllen.
health and wellness
“Exploring the Powerful Link Between ADHD and Addiction,” Healthline.
“I Changed My Name After I Was Raped,” Narratively. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
“How To Support Your Suicidal Parent,” The Establishment.
“What I Wish People Knew About Being a Young Cane User,” Rooted in Rights.
“Why I Changed My Name After I Was Raped,” Marie Claire.
“What It Means To Be Highly Empathetic, And Autistic,” The Establishment.
“Having A Cat Makes Me Feel Better About Being Alive,” Ravishly.
media analysis and the craft of journalism
“We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden,” Tonic on Vice.
“If You’re Writing About Disability, You Need to Read These Guidelines,” Rooted in Rights.
“Writers & Activists! Here Are 5 Ways To Make Your Work More Accessible,” Everyday Feminism.
sex and relationships
“My childhood best friend broke my heart. Years later, she’s the perfect double-date,” The Washington Post.
“My partner helped me survive after I was raped in college,” HelloGiggles.
“I Don’t Want to See Photos of Your Kids on Facebook,” Cosmopolitan.
“How to date a disabled person and be a loving ally to them,” Equally Wed.
As an editor for Equally Wed magazine, I work extensively on real weddings and engagements, as well as wedding industry reporting, LGBTQ+ and marriage equality news, and branded wedding content.
“Why My Partner and I Both Proposed to Each Other,” O, The Oprah Magazine.
“We spoke to the couple behind that epic Harry Potter proposal,” Equally Wed.
Chick-fil-A donated $1.8 million to anti-LGBTQ+ groups, Equally Wed.
education and employment
“Here’s Why Student Loan Debt is a Disability Rights Issue,” Rooted in Rights.
“What I Wish I Knew in High School as a Queer Person with Disabilities,” Vice (also in the Power and Privilege print issue).
“I’m Autistic. Here Are 5 Ways You Can Support Me at Work,” Everyday Feminism.
“Have Schools Become More Inclusive and Accessible in the Last 28 Years?” Rooted in Rights.
“Finding Suitable Employment with a Disability,” Rooted in Rights.
fashion, beauty, and self-love
“How I Use Fashion As a Form of Self-Care,” Allure.
“Why I Wanted My Cane In My Engagement Photos,” Ravishly.
“Fashion and Autism Are Deeply Related for Me — Here’s Why,” Healthline.
“#DisabledPeopleAreHot Is Trending on Twitter,” Healthline.
“I had to come out twice — as queer and as disabled,” HelloGiggles.
“Learning To Love My Purple Sparkly Cane,” Ravishly.
“How to Pick a Perfume When You Can’t Smell,” Racked.
family and community
“The Importance of Finding Family,” The New York Times. (Published in About Us: Essays From The New York Times’ Disability Series, an anthology from W. W. Norton.)
“My Dad Taught Me How to Shave My Legs,” Cosmopolitan.
“No Other Options,” The Rumpus.
“How coming out to my dad as queer strengthened our relationship,” HelloGiggles.
“I Lost Both My Mom and My Best Friend Unexpectedly,” Seventeen.
““Coming Out” as Face Blind,” The Week.
“Some dads intimidate their daughters’ dates. Mine was always accepting,” The Washington Post.
“My Mom’s Rape Destroyed Her, but She Inspired Me to Survive My Own,” Cosmopolitan.
“What it’s like to survive the loss of your mother,” HelloGiggles.
“I was raised by a single mom. I always wanted to be one, too,” The Washington Post.
EQUAL rights AND ACTIVISM
“Please offer me a seat,” The Boston Globe.
“4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism,” Yes Magazine.
“Celebrating the Past and Fighting for the Future of the Independent Living Movement,” Rooted in Rights.
“New Lawsuit Tackles the Notorious Inaccessibility of the NYC Subway System,” Rooted in Rights.
“I’m An Activist — Am I Allowed To Unplug From The Internet?,” The Establishment.
“Why You Need to Start Including Disabled People In Your Health Care Activism,” The Establishment.
“Celebrating the Disability Community’s 2017 Wins,” Rooted in Rights.
POVERTY AND MONEY
“How My Straight Teeth Became a Symbol of Wealth,” Healthline.
“This Is What No One Tells You About Being Evicted,” HuffPost.
“I Went Into Debt for a Christmas Gift,” TalkPoverty.
“I Gave Up My “Poor People” Foods. But I’m Keeping Soda,” TalkPoverty.
“Why are these housing markets so hot? Homeowners and house hunters explain,” The Boston Globe Magazine
“8 myths and 5 truths about millennials,” The Boston Globe Magazine.