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Identities

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

Areas of Expertise

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 TechnologyAudio 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 DisabilitySelf-AdvocacySelf-HarmService AnimalsSocial CareSpecial EducationSuicideSuicide PreventionTraumaUniversal DesignWheelchairs

Specific Disabilities

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

Society and Politics

Abuse and NeglectActivismAdvocacyAgingBlacknessBioethicsBullyingCivic EngagementCivil RightsClassCommunity OrganizingCrimeCriminal JusticeDiversity and InclusionEducationElderlyEmploymentEqualityEthnicityFeminismFood JusticeFreedom of ExpressionGI BillGovernmentGun ViolenceHigher EducationHomelessnessHousingIdentity PoliticsImmigrantsImmigrationIncarcerationInstitutionsInsurance  IntersectionalityIntersexIntimate Partner ViolenceLGBQTLaborLawLegal AidMarxismNonprofitsOpioidsPolicePolice ViolencePolicyPoliticsPrisonPublic ServicesPublic TransitReproductive JusticeRaceRacismSelf-CareSelf EsteemSelf-RepresentationSex WorkSexual ViolenceSNAPSocial IssuesSocial JusticeSocial WorkState BenefitsState BudgetsStigmaSurveillanceTransgender CommunityUK PoliticsUK Social PolicyUnited States Coast GuardVeteransVoting RightsWelfareWomen's Rights

 

Humanities

AcademiaAfrican American LiteratureAmerican HistoryArab American LiteratureCanadian HistoryGenderGender 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

ArtAudiobooksBooksCannabisCinema 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 JournalismNovelsPhotographyPodcastingPoetryProgram EvaluationPublic RelationsPublic SpeakingRadioResearchReviewsSatireSensitivity TrainingSocial MediaSpoken WordStorytellingTechnical Writing