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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.
ADD, ADHD, Addict, Agoraphobia, Alcoholic, Amputee, Anxiety, Arthritis, Arthrogryposis, Asthma, Autistic, Autoimmune, Bendy, Bipolar, Blind, Bulimia, Cane User, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Central Core Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Chiari-Syringomyelia, Chronic Dizziness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Chronically Ill, Cochlear Implant, Cognitive Disability, Congenital Disability, Crip, Cripple, Crohn's Disease, Cyborg, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Degenerative Disc Disease, Depression, Dysautonomia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxic, Dystonia, Eating Disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Facial Difference, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Genetic Disability, Housebound, Hypermobile, Hypertension, Immune Condition, Invisible Disability, Learning Disability, Little Person, Little Woman, Low Vision, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Marfan Syndrome, Mast Cell Disorder, Mental Health Condition, Migraineur, Mobility Disability, Moebius Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiply Disabled, Muscular Dystrophy, Myalgic Encephalitis, Myasthenia, Narcolepsy, Neurodivergent, Neurological Disorder, OCD, Opioid User, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, POTS, PTSD, Paralyzed, Partially Deafblind, Patient, Photophobia, Physical Impairment, Processing Disorder, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenic, Scoliosis, Service Animal User, Short Stature, Sick, Sleep Disability, Spastic Fantastic, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spoonie, Synesthetic, Technology Dependent, Terminally Ill, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vent User, Vertigo, Visual Impairment, Warrior Strong, Wheelchair 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.
African, Arab-American, Armenian, Asian American, Australian, Bangladeshi, Black, British, Brown, Canadian Settler, Caribbean, Caucasian, Chicanx, Chinese American, Conditionally White, East Asian, First Generation, Hispanic, Immigrant, Indian American, Indigenous, Irish, Irish-American, Italian, Latinx, Mexican American, Mixed Race, Multiethnic, NDN, Native American, New Zealander, Puerto Rican, Scottish, South Asian, South Asian-Dutch American, Southern, Swedish-American, Swiss, Third Culture Kid, Transnational Adoptee, Transracial Adoptee, Vietnamese, White, White Passing, Woman of Color
Abuse Survivor, Adult Adoptee, Blood Recipient, Child Sexual Assault Survivor, Child-free, Emotional Abuse Survivor, Fetishist, Geek, Homeless, Intimate Partner Violence Survivor, Ironic, Married, Medicaid Recipient, Middle Class, Mother, Nerd, Parent, Rural, Sex Worker, Sexual Assault Survivor, Sibling, Student, Survivor, Twin, Veteran, Widow, Working Class
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, Autism Acceptance, 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, Dystonia, 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, Rheumatoid Arthritis, 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, Economic Development, Education, Elderly, Employment, Equality, Ethnicity, Feminism, Food Justice, Freedom of Expression, GI Bill, Government, Gun Violence, Health Policy, Higher Education, Homelessness, Housing, Identity Politics, Immigrants, Immigration, Incarceration, Institutions, Insurance Intersectionality, Intersex, Intimate Partner Violence, LGBQT, Labor, Law, Legal Aid, Marxism, Nonprofits, Opioids, Pain Policy, 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, Urban Development, Veterans, Voting Rights, Welfare, Women's Rights
Academia, African American Literature, American History, Arab American Literature, Canadian History, Disability Education, 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, Children's Fiction, 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, Photojournalism, Podcasting, Poetry, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Radio, Research, Reviews, Satire, Sensitivity Training, Social Media, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Technical Writing