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Our Members Identify As...

Disability can be a highly intersectional identity, and no one is "just" disabled. Multiply marginalized people — like disabled women of color — are often at a disadvantage in the media landscape. This list provides a quick reference to commonly-cited identities amongst our members but it is by no means complete, and please be advised that there is considerable overlap between these categories. 

Specific Disabilities and Disability-Informed Cultural Identities

ADDADHDAddictAgoraphobiaAlcoholicAmputeeAnxietyArthritisArthrogryposisAsthmaAutistic, AutoimmuneBendyBipolarBlindBulimiaCane User, Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCentral Core DiseaseCerebral PalsyChiari-SyringomyeliaChronic DizzinessChronic Fatigue SyndromeChronic PainChronically IllCochlear ImplantCognitive DisabilityCongenital DisabilityCripCrippleCrohn's DiseaseCyborgDeaf/Hard of HearingDeafblindDegenerative Disc DiseaseDepressionDysautonomiaDyslexiaDyspraxic, DystoniaEating DisorderEhlers-Danlos SyndromeEndometriosisEpilepsyFacial DifferenceFibromyalgiaFood AllergiesGenetic DisabilityHouseboundHypermobile, HypertensionImmune ConditionInvisible DisabilityLearning DisabilityLittle PersonLittle WomanLow VisionLupusLyme DiseaseMarfan SyndromeMast Cell DisorderMental Health ConditionMigraineurMobility DisabilityMoebius SyndromeMultiple SclerosisMultiply DisabledMuscular DystrophyMyalgic EncephalitisMyastheniaNarcolepsyNeurodivergent, Neurological DisorderOCDOpioid UserOsteogenesis ImperfectaPOTSPTSDParalyzedPartially DeafblindPatientPhotophobiaPhysical ImpairmentProcessing Disorder, Rheumatoid ArthritisSchizoaffective DisorderSchizophrenicScoliosisService Animal UserShort StatureSickSleep DisabilitySpastic FantasticSpina BifidaSpinal Cord InjurySpinal Muscular AtrophySpoonieSynestheticTechnology DependentTerminally IllTraumatic Brain InjuryVent UserVertigoVisual ImpairmentWarrior StrongWheelchair User

If you're seeking something highly specific — or can't quite find what you were hoping for here — try searching! Individual writers' biographies have a wealth of detail that can't be summed up in a few keywords. For example, you can search for specific disabilities that aren't listed above. 

    Gender

    CisgenderFemmeGenderqueerIntersexLGBQTMaleMasculine PresentingNonbinaryTransgenderTransmasculineWomanWoman of Color

    Sexuality

    AsexualBisexualDemisexualGayHeteroromanticLesbianLGBQTNonmonogamousPansexual, PolyamorousQueerSexually FluidStraight

    Faith

    AtheistCatholicChristianJewishMuslimOrthodox Jewish

    Race, National, and Regional Origin

    AfricanArab-AmericanArmenianAsian AmericanAustralianBangladeshiBlackBritishBrownCanadian SettlerCaribbeanCaucasianChicanxChinese AmericanConditionally WhiteEast AsianFirst GenerationHispanicImmigrantIndian AmericanIndigenousIrishIrish-AmericanItalianLatinxMexican AmericanMixed RaceMultiethnicNDNNative AmericanNew ZealanderPuerto RicanScottishSouth AsianSouth Asian-Dutch AmericanSouthernSwedish-American, SwissThird Culture KidTransnational AdopteeTransracial AdopteeVietnameseWhiteWhite PassingWoman of Color

    Age

    ElderMiddle AgedMillennialOver 50SeniorXennial

    Lived Experience

    Abuse SurvivorAdult AdopteeBlood Recipient,  Child Sexual Assault SurvivorChild-freeEmotional Abuse SurvivorFetishistGeekHomelessIntimate Partner Violence SurvivorIronicMarriedMedicaid RecipientMiddle ClassMotherNerdParentRuralSex WorkerSexual Assault SurvivorSiblingStudentSurvivorTwinVeteranWidowWorking Class

    Profession

    AcademicActorArtistAttorneyAuthorCaregiverCommunity OrganizerEntrepreneurFilmmakerModelMusicianPhotographerPodcasterPoetProgrammerTheatremaker

    Social Identities

    ActivistAdvocateFatFeministWomanist

     

    Our Members are Knowledgeable About...

    Disabled people can write about disability and related subjects, but they also have a breadth of knowledge in a range of other areas too. Many of our members have highly specific knowledge — if you can't find something here, search for it! 

    d/Deaf and Disabled Culture

    AbleismAccessibilityAccommodationsAdaptive TechnologyAddictionAmerican Sign LanguageAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Arts AccessAssisted SuicideAssistive Technology, Autism AcceptanceAudio DescriptionBrailleCaptioningCaregivingCochlear ImplantsCognitive RehabilitationDeaf CultureDeaf HistoryDeafblind CultureDeafnessDisability CommunityDisability CultureDisability HistoryDisability IdentityDisability JusticeDisability LanguageDisability LegislationDisability RightsDisability StudiesDisablismEarly Childhood InterventionEqual AccessEugenicsHearing LossHome and Community Based ServicesIndependent LivingIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)Mainstream EducationMobility AidsNeurodiversityOutdoor AccessibilityPhysical RehabilitationPregnancy with a Disability, Self-AdvocacySelf-HarmService AnimalsSocial CareSpecial EducationSuicideSuicide PreventionTraumaUniversal DesignWheelchairs

    Specific Disabilities

    ADHDAllergiesAnxietyAsthmaAutismBipolarBirth DefectsBlindnessBlood DisordersBody Dysmorphic DisorderBorderline Personality DisorderCFS/MECeliac DiseaseCerebral PalsyChronic IllnessChronic PainConnective Tissue DisordersDepressionDevelopmental DisabilitiesDysautonomiaDystoniaEating DisordersEhlers-Danlos SyndromeEndocrine DisordersEndometriosisEnvironmental IllnessEpilepsyFacial DifferencesFatigueFibromyalgiaFood AllergiesGeneralized Anxiety DisorderHIV/AIDSIllnessImmune ConditionsInsomniaInvisible IllnessLearning DisabilitiesLupusMarfan SyndromeMast Cell Activation DisorderMental HealthMental IllnessMyastheniaMyopathyNeuromuscular DiseaseOCDPTSDPhysical DisabilitiesRare DiseaseRheumatoid ArthritisSchizophreniaSleep DisordersSpeech DisordersSpinal Cord InjurySubstance Abuse DisorderSynesthesiaTerminal IllnessTraumatic Brain Injury

    Society and Politics

    Abuse and NeglectActivismAdvocacyAgingBlacknessBioethicsBullyingCivic EngagementCivil RightsClassCommunity OrganizingCrimeCriminal JusticeDiversity and Inclusion, Economic DevelopmentEducationElderlyEmploymentEqualityEthnicityFeminismFood JusticeFreedom of ExpressionGI BillGovernmentGun Violence, Health PolicyHigher EducationHomelessnessHousingIdentity PoliticsImmigrantsImmigrationIncarcerationInstitutionsInsurance  IntersectionalityIntersexIntimate Partner ViolenceLGBQTLaborLawLegal AidMarxismNonprofitsOpioids, Pain PolicyPolicePolice ViolencePolicyPoliticsPrisonPublic ServicesPublic TransitReproductive JusticeRaceRacismSelf-CareSelf EsteemSelf-RepresentationSex WorkSexual ViolenceSNAPSocial IssuesSocial JusticeSocial WorkState BenefitsState BudgetsStigmaSurveillanceTransgender CommunityUK PoliticsUK Social PolicyUnited States Coast Guard, Urban DevelopmentVeteransVoting RightsWelfareWomen's Rights

     

    Humanities

    AcademiaAfrican American LiteratureAmerican HistoryArab American LiteratureCanadian History, Disability EducationGenderGender and SexualityHistoryLGBQT HistoryLinguisticsQueer HistoryMedieval HistoryMedieval LiteraturePhilosophySocial MovementsSocial PsychologySocial ScienceSociologyWomen's History

    Science and Technology

    Animal ScienceAnimalsBusinessClimate ChangeEnergyEngineeringEnvironmentFinanceInformation SecurityInformation TechnologyScienceScience PolicyScientific ResearchSoftware ReviewsSTEMTechnology

    Medicine

    HealthHealth CareHealth Care DisparitiesHealth InsuranceMedicaid/SSDIMedical AdvocacyMedical Industrial ComplexMedicareMedicineMental Health First AidNarrative MedicinePatient AdvocacyPharmaceutical IndustryPsychiatric FacilitiesPsychologyPsychotherapyReproductive HealthSexual HealthWomen's Health

    Culture

    ArtAudiobooksBooksCannabis, Children's FictionCinema HistoryComedyComicsCultureDanceDeathDeath CareDigital CultureDisneyEntertainmentFantasyFilm and TelevisionFuneral DirectingFuneralsGeek CultureInternet CultureLiterary FictionLiteratureMediaMorticianMortuaryMuseumsMusicNerd CultureOnline CommunitiesPop CulturePublishingRepresentation in MediaRomanceScience FictionTheater

    Sports

    ArcheryDivingEsportsFencingGamesIce HockeyMartial ArtsOutdoor SportsSportsWrestling

    Lifestyle and Travel

    Alternative DietsAlternative MedicineBDSMBeautyBody ImageCanadaDatingDivorceFamiliesFashionFitnessFoodGardeningGender RolesGreen DesignGrievingIrish-CanadiansItalian CultureItalian-CanadiansLifestyleLossMotherhoodNorthern IrelandNutritionNYC LifestyleParentingPast LivesPetsProduct ReviewsRecipe DevelopmentRelationshipsSelf-HelpSexSexualitySouth AsiaStudent LifeTorontoTravelTrending TopicsUrban LifeViral NewsWellness

    Religion and Spirituality

    CatholicismFaith and JusticeIslamJudaicismMuslimsPaganismReligionSpiritualityWorld Religions

    Special Skills

    BloggingBroadcasting, CommunicationsCopywritingCreative WritingDigital MediaEditingEssaysFeaturesFictionGlobal CommunicationsHuman InterestHumorInterviewsLive StreamingMarketingMemoirMotivational SpeakerNarrative JournalismNovelsPhotography, PhotojournalismPodcastingPoetryProgram EvaluationPublic RelationsPublic SpeakingRadioResearchReviewsSatireSensitivity TrainingSocial MediaSpoken WordStorytellingTechnical Writing