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. 


Alex Haagaard

Image: A fat white nonbinary person with short blonde hair parted on the right, staring into the camera with a small smirk. They are wearing black browline glasses, bright red lipstick, a silver Thor's hammer necklace, and a grey T-shirt on which can be seen part of a graphic with the word "Feminist" in black bubble lettering.

Contact Alex: ahaagaard at gmail.com

Alex Haagaard is a disabled artist, activist and writer. They identify as autistic, demisexual and genderqueer — with all of these identities informing each other. They have lived with chronic pain for 25 years and their experiences of erasure within medical settings has led to a longstanding interest and expertise in healthcare design and policy, and philosophy of medicine. Alex is a co-founder of the #CripTheVoteUK movement and is currently working on The In/Visible Project, documenting experiences of shifting visibility within disabled experience.

You can find Alex at Facebook, Medium, and Twitter @alexhaagaard

View Alex' clips here

Photography portfolio: In/Visible Project

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

Additional communication availability: Text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent), French (Fluent)

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