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. 


Alaina Leary

Image: Alaina is a white woman with long dark hair, pictured here wearing a striped shirt, a suspender skirt, and various glittery bracelets. She is standing outside near a gazebo in front of some flowers.

Contact Alaina: alainaleary at gmail.com

Alaina Leary is an editor, social media manager, and activist. She has an MA in publishing and writing from Emerson College, and a BA in journalism and professional writing from Westfield State University. She is currently a social media editor for We Need Diverse Books. Her work has been published in Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Allure, Narratively, The Rumpus, Marie Claire, and more.

You can find Alaina at her website, Twitter @alainaskeysInstagram, and Facebook

Find Alaina's current clips here

Alaina is available as a source, and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, investigative journalism, editing, and social media management

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference, in person (Boston, MA area)

Languages: English (Fluent)


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