Press + Awards

This is a gathering of some nice awards I’ve received, along with less-quantifiable achievements that I’m pretty proud of.

places i’m featured & PROFILEd

Queer Crip Love Fest: Radically Vulnerable Feminist Pep Talk,” in Autostraddle

“Episode 54: Interview with Alaina Leary,” on Minorities in Publishing podcast

“’How an Idea Becomes a Children’s Book’ panel recap,” The Horn Book

5 Disability Activists You Should Know,” SheUnplugged.

“Episode 36: An Interview with Alaina Leary,” on Disability After Dark podcast

Editor Q&A with Rachel Sanoff of Hello Giggles,” Beyond Your Blog (mentions my essay as being one of HelloGiggles’ top performing pieces)

Happy 6th birthday, HelloGiggles,” HelloGiggles (mentions my essay as a HelloGiggles staff favorite)

I Want to Be Visible”: A Queer #DisabledAndCute Photo Gallery,” in Autostraddle

“I’m Not Done Living My Damn Life Yet”: Disabled Queer People Speak Out on the American Health Care Act,” Autostraddle

“We Are Not Burdens and We Don’t Deserve to Die”: A Disability Day of Mourning Roundtable,” Autostraddle

An Inspiring Interview With Editor, Writer, And Social Media Strategist, Alaina Leary,” in The Odyssey

Doing Life and Work Alaina Leary Style,” for Janice Beetle’s website

Alaina Leary: Social Content Curator and Freelancer,” in Dear English Major

7 Daily Habits of Wildly Successful Women,” in Her Campus

12 ‘Harry Potter’ Grad Caps You’ll Be Jealous Of, in Buzzfeed

Dear Hope,” the success of a creative vision,” in The Westfield Voice

Finding Healing,” in Janice Beetle Author’s blog

Volunteer Alaina Leary Reflects: How HFL Helped Shape Her Career Pursuit,” in Hope for Limpopo

When Your Rapist is a Woman,” in Marie Claire

AWARDS

Bookbuilders of Boston Scholarship, March 2017

Distinguished Alumni, Westfield State University, April 2016

Dean’s Fellowship Award, Emerson College, 2015-17

Commonwealth Honors Scholarship, Westfield State University, 2015

Magna Cum Laude, Westfield State University, 2015

John and Celeste Loughman Scholarship, Westfield State University, 2014

Sigma Tau Delta, Westfield State University, 2014

English I Composition Contest First Place Winner, Fall 2011

Mayoral Citation for Community Book Publishing Project, 2007