Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 


Abbey Stanford

Image: Young, white woman with blonde curly hair and a nose piercing looking slightly down at the camera.

Contact Abbey: abbeystanford at outlook.com

I am a writer who has been living with a chronic neurological disorder since my early teens, but which was only diagnosed 3 years ago. I often write about disability and the effects of illness, as well as wider issues such as women and those from lower-income backgrounds. I often write with humour to address serious issues, especially those around my own health.

You can find Abbey at her website, Instagram @abbey_stanford, and Twitter @abbey__stanford

Find Abbey’s current clips here

Abbey is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text

Languages: English

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