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. 

 

Damir Fatušić

Image: Damir is sitting in his wheelchair in the middle of his room, smiling at the camera. He's wearing a dark-blue sweater vest over a light-blue dress shirt. He has a beard with no mustache and long hair, partly covered by a black bandanna. Behind him a room full of stuffed toys, mostly turtles, shelved books, and other collectibles.

Contact Damir: neoarch at gmail.com

I like to describe myself as a child and geek who likes to learn new things and face new challenges. Born and raised in Zagreb, I was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy in my early childhood, and am a very active disability rights advocate in Croatia. I'm a journalist, translator, and columnist for possibly the only European disability news portal, called In Portal. I'm also CEO/President of Croatia's best disabled chess club, Šahovski klub "Stjepan Bosak" — URIHO. Other than that, I'm a co-founder of WordCrypt, where I've been helping with everything — from graphic design and programming, to 3D video production and social media marketing. Recently, I've been chosen as a vice-president for the first Croatian political party for disabled and elderly.

You can find Damir on Facebook

Find Damir's current clips (in Croatian) here

Damir is available for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Text, chat

Languages: Croatian (Fluent), English (Fluent)

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