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.
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!
Ableism, Accessibility, Accommodations, Adaptive Technology, Addiction, American Sign Language, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Arts Access, Assisted Suicide, Assistive Technology, Audio Description, Braille, Captioning, Caregiving, Cochlear Implants, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Deaf Culture, Deaf History, Deafblind Culture, Deafness, Disability Community, Disability Culture, Disability History, Disability Identity, Disability Justice, Disability Language, Disability Legislation, Disability Rights, Disability Studies, Disablism, Early Childhood Intervention, Equal Access, Eugenics, Hearing Loss, Home and Community Based Services, Independent Living, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Mainstream Education, Mobility Aids, Neurodiversity, Outdoor Accessibility, Physical Rehabilitation, Pregnancy with a Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Harm, Service Animals, Social Care, Special Education, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Trauma, Universal Design, Wheelchairs
ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Bipolar, Birth Defects, Blindness, Blood Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, CFS/ME, Celiac Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Connective Tissue Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Dysautonomia, Eating Disorders, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Endocrine Disorders, Endometriosis, Environmental Illness, Epilepsy, Facial Differences, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, HIV/AIDS, Illness, Immune Conditions, Insomnia, Invisible Illness, Learning Disabilities, Lupus, Marfan Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Myasthenia, Myopathy, Neuromuscular Disease, OCD, PTSD, Physical Disabilities, Rare Disease, Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders, Speech Disorders, Spinal Cord Injury, Substance Abuse Disorder, Synesthesia, Terminal Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury
Abuse and Neglect, Activism, Advocacy, Aging, Blackness, Bioethics, Bullying, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights, Class, Community Organizing, Crime, Criminal Justice, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Elderly, Employment, Equality, Ethnicity, Feminism, Food Justice, Freedom of Expression, GI Bill, Government, Gun Violence, Higher Education, Homelessness, Housing, Identity Politics, Immigrants, Immigration, Incarceration, Institutions, Insurance Intersectionality, Intersex, Intimate Partner Violence, LGBQT, Labor, Law, Legal Aid, Marxism, Nonprofits, Opioids, Police, Police Violence, Policy, Politics, Prison, Public Services, Public Transit, Reproductive Justice, Race, Racism, Self-Care, Self Esteem, Self-Representation, Sex Work, Sexual Violence, SNAP, Social Issues, Social Justice, Social Work, State Benefits, State Budgets, Stigma, Surveillance, Transgender Community, UK Politics, UK Social Policy, United States Coast Guard, Veterans, Voting Rights, Welfare, Women's Rights
Academia, African American Literature, American History, Arab American Literature, Canadian History, Gender, Gender and Sexuality, History, LGBQT History, Linguistics, Queer History, Medieval History, Medieval Literature, Philosophy, Social Movements, Social Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Women's History
Animal Science, Animals, Business, Climate Change, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Finance, Information Security, Information Technology, Science, Science Policy, Scientific Research, Software Reviews, STEM, Technology
Health, Health Care, Health Care Disparities, Health Insurance, Medicaid/SSDI, Medical Advocacy, Medical Industrial Complex, Medicare, Medicine, Mental Health First Aid, Narrative Medicine, Patient Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Psychiatric Facilities, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Women's Health
Art, Audiobooks, Books, Cannabis, Cinema History, Comedy, Comics, Culture, Dance, Death, Death Care, Digital Culture, Disney, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film and Television, Funeral Directing, Funerals, Geek Culture, Internet Culture, Literary Fiction, Literature, Media, Mortician, Mortuary, Museums, Music, Nerd Culture, Online Communities, Pop Culture, Publishing, Representation in Media, Romance, Science Fiction, Theater
Alternative Diets, Alternative Medicine, BDSM, Beauty, Body Image, Canada, Dating, Divorce, Families, Fashion, Fitness, Food, Gardening, Gender Roles, Green Design, Grieving, Irish-Canadians, Italian Culture, Italian-Canadians, Lifestyle, Loss, Motherhood, Northern Ireland, Nutrition, NYC Lifestyle, Parenting, Past Lives, Pets, Product Reviews, Recipe Development, Relationships, Self-Help, Sex, Sexuality, South Asia, Student Life, Toronto, Travel, Trending Topics, Urban Life, Viral News, Wellness
Blogging, Broadcasting, Communications, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Editing, Essays, Features, Fiction, Global Communications, Human Interest, Humor, Interviews, Live Streaming, Marketing, Memoir, Motivational Speaker, Narrative Journalism, Novels, Photography, Podcasting, Poetry, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Radio, Research, Reviews, Satire, Sensitivity Training, Social Media, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Technical Writing