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
Damir is available for personal essays and opinion editorial
Additional communication availability: Text, chat
Languages: Croatian (Fluent), English (Fluent)